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sara.anne's Avatar
Yesterday 22:15
Positive turbid urine ans Specific Gravity Sounds good, Anne!! I have to have a CT-urogram every five years. Don't like it because of the high radiation, but..... Sara Anne
Alan's Avatar
Yesterday 12:33
BCG shortage article You can bet it won't be cheap!
Cynthia's Avatar
29 Jun 2015 19:34
Palliative radiation for muscle-invasive Susie, The radiatin side effects are nothing like the chemo side effects. I went to radiatin 40 times, so I know. The worst thing was some fatigue, I also had some intestinal issues after about 30 trips, but I am sure you are talking fewer trips than that....
sara.anne's Avatar
28 Jun 2015 16:37
Not Diagnosed yet, blood in urine They would only do a TURB if there is a sign of the cancer during the cystoscopy. Since a TURB is really surgery, and done under general anesthesia, it is only done if considered necessary to remove a tumor. With luck your cysto will be clear!!! Sara...
Cynthia's Avatar
27 Jun 2015 22:33
Again and again and again Sorry you are having problems. Chemo is doable and we will be here to help if you need us. First get a solid diagnosis and if needed what kind of chemo they will use. Crossing my fingers that you don't need that kind of advice. Please let us know what you...
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27 Jun 2015 11:38
Iliostomy Care Hi, I have the same kind of bag. Just had my surgery in March so I am just walking for now to build up my strength. I had a very bad infection a few weeks after my surgery. I was told to change bag twice a week, the overnight bag twice a month, which gets...
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26 Jun 2015 16:43
Adenocarinoma in Bladder That seems like a logical approach, but with an invasive tumor type, time is always a factor so make sure all those steps happen quickly. It is a good sign that the CT scan did not indicate any involvement of lymph nodes. Again, ask how many primary...
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