In early December, Doug had some visible blood in his urine and immediately made a visit to the urologist office; since it had only been 2 months, his doc decided to wait a month for follow-up urinalysis. Immediately, they did test the urine for cancer cells and did a CT scan which showed nothing unusual. After the month, Doug went in for another urinalysis, which showed a trace of blood, so he was scheduled for a cysto this past Thursday. Thankfully, nothing showed up in the cysto. What a relief.
Here's my point -- always get in to see your urologist at the sight of any visible blood in the urine.
PS This time I went back with Doug and got to look through the scope; I really didn't know what I was looking at. Doug's doc said that he'd never had this request.
Good, simple recommendation. Great results. Part of BC awareness (from the ABLCS and the fine 'been there-done that' people here) is to understand the symptoms and get them checked. Early BC diagnosis is good. Waiting/denying/disputing the possibility that 'you have cancer' is not good.
My Doc puts the Cysto on a monitor. Right, what the heck am I looking at? HA. Glad he knows! I could also get the images put on a CD. Not the most popular item for your photo archives.
That is good news, and a big sigh. Did they know were the blood came from?
My doc puts mine on a monitor also. I do know what I am looking at, and him and I will find things at about the same time. He will let me find the scars from other tumors.