An important thing to remember is that the experience of the urologist doing the surgery is critical to its success. The surgeon needs to be an EXPERT in this field who does many many of these annually.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
My husband is 56 a had an attempted TURBT on the 25th. Dr. told us they couldn't remove anything as too many clauiflower tumors were present. Also stated the prostate and urethra were effected. Will be scheduling surgery to remove bladder, prostrate and urethra. He is looking at a urostomy or Indiana pouch. Anyone have any comments on either as we try to make this decision and keep our composure doing so. Pros and Cons for either would be appreciated. Don't know about chemotherapy til after surgery. Having ctscan and colonoscopy next week as well.