8 years 1 month ago - 7 years 10 months ago#40929by CatherineH
Hello Bert... I think your message is a very important one... DO NOT MISS YOUR FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENTS!
Although a scope every three months may sound excessive at first, it is because of the very nature of BC that this standard of care was developed. It has such a high rate of recurrence and catching it early is vital to having the best outcomes with treatment. For the first two years, it is very important to be checked every three months for that reason.
I'm glad to hear that your doctor feels he was able to get everything the second time around. It is definitely time to get a second opinion to confirm your diagnosis.
If you click on your user name in the box where your avatar is, then look at the bottom of the next page, you will see all the discussions you participated in. You can look through the old posts to find any doctor recommendations that were made at that time.
You may get some additional suggestions as well here from other members.
Best wishes... Catherine
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TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Last edit: 7 years 10 months ago by DougG. Reason: subject type moths -> months
8 years 1 month ago - 7 years 10 months ago#40928by bert1337
Jan 22 2011 i was diagnosed, tumor removed, some of you know the story. Missed my 3 month scope. My advice DO NOT MISS THE APPOINTMENT. Jan 21, 2012, blood in urine. Had a scope, 3 new tumors. REPEAT, DO NOT MISS YOUR 3 MONTH SCOPE. Tumors removed, supposedly clean again.
The reason for this post is last time I was on here someone told me of a good Dr in Augusta, Ga that was supposed to be very good. If anyone knows the name of this doctor or another that is close to Columbia, SC or Savannah, GA please reply with names. I would like to get another opinion from another doctor on my care and treatment
P.S. DON'T MISS YOUR SCOPES
Last edit: 7 years 10 months ago by DougG. Reason: typo moths -> months