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sara.anne's Avatar
Yesterday 14:59
Still undiagnosed thoughts? Hey there! Slow down!!! You haven't even been diagnosed with bladder cancer and you are worried about a cystectomy? No way. I do understand your feelings. Something is wrong and you cannot help being worried. A thickening of the bladder wall is not the...
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Yesterday 10:37
Stage IV Non Urachal Adenocarcinoma M, Sorry you are having this to face. I too recently have a situation where devastating news has hit a parent. One option we had was the bladder removal but Chemo and radiation first (My Mom refuses the Chemo due to bad experiences with Breast Cancer). ...
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16 Jan 2017 12:09
When to stop eating or drinking before BCG Just remember that there is not anything "magic" about the two hours. I was told that, if I could, hold it for two hours. If I couldn't that was OK....just as long as I could. And as for rolling around, they laughed at me when I said I had read that on the...
Alan's Avatar
16 Jan 2017 09:56
Good checkups! Great news indeed! Congrats!
Jack R's Avatar
16 Jan 2017 03:13
Starting BCG Non Invasive Jmark First, make sure that you are dealing with a clinic that has a modern FLEXIBLE scope of small bore. My first uro had only an old rigid cystoscope - there is quite a difference. Ask for the numbing agent and allow it time to work - at least 5...
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13 Jan 2017 21:27
Ileal Conduit or Neobladder? The daVinci apparatus can be a great adjunct to the surgery. They are very popular and "trendy." The question still is HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE HAS THE SURGEON HAD WITH THAT PARTICULAR DIVERSION, daVinci or not? The technique used is NOT as important as the...
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12 Jan 2017 23:25
New and Very Unsure First, take a deep breath!! There are MANY things that could cause your symptoms other than bladder cancer...and in fact, they are probably more likely. But your doctors have done the right thing by referring you to a urologist. A urologist will NOT just...
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