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Alan's Avatar
Yesterday 19:37
Information about bladder removal Sara Anne, thanks for re-finding the Cleveland Clinic link. I wanted to respond earlier but, the link had changed and I couldn't find it! It is a well written piece that Cleveland Clinic should be proud of and speaks well when someone gets referred to them!
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Yesterday 18:03
non-invasive CIS bladder cancer, stage 0-1 Alan, you also mentioned that somebody had their first BCG treatments for 6 weeks and it did not work from the start. Yes, it means refractory right away. For that case the combination with interferon was justified. It was the only option rather then remove...
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Yesterday 01:14
How does one know if you have bladder cancer You go to a urologist who will probably first look inside the bladder with a small camera. This procedure is called cystoscopy. If it is not obvious to him that there is a non-cancer reason for whatever symptoms you have, he will schedule a TURB...
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26 Nov 2014 23:03
Diagnosed by accident... Thank you ladies. I go for my scope on the 5th so once all is said and done ill let you all kno the out come. Im so thankful that I quit smoking even though I should have done it years ago. My husband on the other hand continues to smoke. Although his...
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26 Nov 2014 22:18
BCG Treatments Hey Melissa! Been meaning to email you for several days now to see how your husband was doing. So sorry he's having such a rough time, but those treatments are cumulative and after a while they become unbearable. I'll be praying that his test comes out...
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26 Nov 2014 18:45
BCG Treatments Questions I had the first BCG treatment and aside from the catheter insertion (ugh) it went smoothly. For the sake of any other new folks the whole thing was 10 minutes and I went home. I did feel a little queasy and tired but had no issue holding the stuff in, but the...
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24 Nov 2014 18:17
complications after turbt Hi all Wanted to give an update. After cath came out i finished antibiotics for the next five days then had a urine culture done. It came back positive for enterococcus uti. Considering i had a culture done just prior to cath (two weeks after surgery) and...
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