CxBladder Test For Surveillance

3 months 5 days ago - 3 months 5 days ago #60487 by Bills
CxBladder Test For Surveillance was created by Bills
Hi 
I come to know recently that there is a biomarker test called Cxbladder which is highly accurate in detecting the bladder cancer and extremely helpful and non invasive for patients who are under surveillance. Its a simple urine test.
Anyone has more information about it 
Please share some insights 
Thanks 

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3 months 5 days ago #60488 by sara.anne
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My understanding of this test is that it is NOT necessarily meant to diagnose bladder cancer, but to suggest which patients who present with hematuria (blood in the urine) do NOT need to be given additional invasive ...ie, TURB....testing.  So it diagnoses non-bladder cancer patients.  It is relatively new and has recently been approved for this purpose by the FDA.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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3 months 4 days ago #60489 by Bills
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Hi sara 
Thanks for the answer. If that is the case then cystoscopy is the only way for survillence it means.
Is flexible cystoscopy less painful than normal cystoscopy? I mean is it less painful ?

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3 months 4 days ago #60499 by sara.anne
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I am going to have to leave this question for the guys to answer.  For females cystoscopy is not the ordeal it is for males.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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3 months 4 days ago #60513 by Alan
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A cystoscopy for most guys is an annoyance. Everyone's pain threshold is different. Personally, I call it something pretty uncomfortable and short of real pain as it passes through the prostate. I have told myself it is maybe 15-20 seconds and once it is in the bladder it is less "uncomfortable". The only bad part for me is the first void is usually sharp "razor" blade feeling but, that also was over after voiding.

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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2 months 4 weeks ago #60536 by mikequestions
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Hi Bills,

For my last cystoscopy, I took a good look at the equipment. I'd say it's about 1/8 to 3/16" in diameter and flexible - slightly larger than a small, flexible catheter. I found the first cystoscopy rather painful, but insisted on lidocaine (of which they gave me a double dose) on my follow-up cystoscopy. The insertion is not fun, but it's relatively quick, and it's over in no time, and did not have near the pain when they pulled it out. You'll get to know where your prostate is located, as this is the constriction point of the insertion. I'd be sure to request lidocaine for this procedure.

As has been mentioned, urination can be somewhat painful following the cystoscopy. The pain subsides quickly afterward.

Mike

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