Carcinoma In Situ diagnosis

3 months 2 days ago #60999 by Alan
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Always good to read about sucess.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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3 months 2 days ago #60998 by Clyde
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Update: Had my 3 month cystoscopy and cytology test and both were negative for cancer! Now I'll start my next round of maintenance BCG....#'s 16,17 & 18 for me. 

The Dr did see some inflammation  in the bladder from the BCG. So far I've tolerated the BCG well. Hopefully that will continue. It's amazing how BCG can work to stimulate your own body to get rid of CIS in the bladder. I'll never complain about any minor side effects from BCG. Definitely worth it!

Good luck to all on this journey of ours!
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6 months 3 weeks ago #60832 by Alan
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You are the way t. Glad for the good updates!o making this a distant memory

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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6 months 3 weeks ago #60831 by joea73
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Great news to hear !!

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7 months 1 week ago #60807 by Clyde
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Update: Last week I had a Cystoscopy and cytology test. Thank God they were both negative. Now I start the BCG maintenance program. 

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11 months 1 week ago - 11 months 1 week ago #60537 by mikequestions
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Hy Clyde,

I think it's standard procedure for them to do a follow-up turbt afterward. With this turbt, they typically look really closely at the area and sample anything remaining that looks suspicious. They also clean up the margins of the previous surgery. For me, there was a 6 week period between the 2 turbts - This gives it time to heal a bit, and for the swelling to decrease. It also allows some time for pathology of the biopsies.

The last time I had a cystoscopy (less than 2 weeks ago), my urologist took a couple biopsies. The sampling equipment looks like small alligator jaws, and I was able to watch on the monitor while the biopsies were taken. Subsequently, the areas were cauterized to prevent further bleeding. The whole thing was relatively painless, and I recommend it (as opposed to the complications of a turbt). Maybe they could do this for you, since there's not really been a formal diagnosis of CIS.

Mike

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