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1 year 7 months ago #54441 by cltyxx
Hi Sara/Alan,

I had a good discussion with my doctor today on the next steps.'

My doctor suggested 1) BCG + Interferon after another TURBT, possibly in the 1st week of 2018; or 2) RC.

I will go with 1) for now. Meantime, I want to try my best (changing diet and going alkaline) and see how it goes.

Thanks for all the advice!

Diagnosed on 03/23/2017
TURBT#1 04/06/2017, Pathology report not conclusive
TURBT#2 05/26/2017, HG T1, No cancer found
BCG 6 treatments finished on 08/11/2017
Cysto: 11/14/2017 Biopsy: 11/27/2017
TURBT #3 scheduled

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1 year 7 months ago #54426 by cltyxx
It is really a puzzle to me. I guess I will just take it one at a time, :)

Surprisingly, I feel much better and calmer nowadays than the time when I first diagnosed. Life will go on and I am just enjoying it every day.

Have a good weekend!

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1 year 7 months ago #54425 by Alan
Yup, your case is a puzzler but, I am not surgeon. Plus, I have learned to almost expect surprises with some health issues including mine! Here's to you getting to the end of this and eradication.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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1 year 7 months ago #54424 by cltyxx
Hi Alan,

I did have one TURBT with no conclusive pathology report in early March. My 2nd TURBT did not find any cancer. So it is a little surprising to me they found some cancer cells from the scar area. Most likely, I may need to do a 3rd TURBT.

Thanks!

CLTYXX

Diagnosed on 03/23/2017
TURBT#1 04/06/2017, Pathology report not conclusive
TURBT#2 05/26/2017, HG T1, No cancer found
BCG 6 treatments finished on 08/11/2017
Cysto: 11/14/2017
Biopsy: 11/27/2017

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1 year 7 months ago #54423 by Alan
I also second the second opinion option! It almost sounds like not all the cancer was taken on the first TURB or possibly a re-seeding?

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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1 year 7 months ago #54422 by cltyxx
Thanks, Sara!

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