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Holy hand grenade, batman- it's in my kidney!

BetsyLou42
  • By BetsyLou42 · New reply 9:39 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 25 replies
  • Welp, here we are almost two years after originally receiving my bladder cancer diagnosis and going though hell and back, and something's afoot in left kidney land. I'm not screwing around- they're yanking ...

A Success Story

Super1gator
  • By Super1gator · New reply 9:07 pm
  • Discussion in Taking charge: How to be a proactive patient · 4 replies
  • A Success Story Narrative The following is a narrative of my experience with T1 high-grade bladder cancer first discovered in December, 2013. This narrative is a success story on many levels. Through ...

Went back to doctor

worrykat
  • By worrykat · New reply 8:45 pm
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Went back to doctor now she makes sense but we moved the bladder wash up to next week. We are more than likely facing bladder removal in 3 weeks. We are so ready if that is where we have to go. Stoma ...

Cancer info most people do not know

RosieQ22
  • By RosieQ22 · New reply 8:41 pm
  • Journal · 16 replies
  • I have learned, over these many years of my own and others’ cancer journeys, not all cancers are life threatening, nor require body part removal, nor need chemo or radiation nor any other type of treatment ...

help!!!

carolinegauld
  • By carolinegauld · New reply 8:40 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 20 replies
  • I am now nearly four months post urostomy surgery and had my ups and downs but have had so much good advice and support from you guys, for which I am so grateful. Unfortunately on monday I went to the ...

peep's

irishpappy
  • By irishpappy · New reply 8:37 pm
  • Discussion in Life after radical cystectomy · 11 replies
  • peep's, sorry for the delay in getting back on here last week... the new's is in my peep's..... all 6 month test are done..... Im very, very happy to say... IM CANCER FREE PEOPLE, we've been doing the ...

Happy Easter BCan Buddies

snettie
  • By snettie · New reply 8:24 pm
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • Wishing all of you a Happy Easter - may all your problems be wee ones and may you have a cheerful and sunny easter - hugs and XX from this side of the pond. Where the sun has got his Easter Bonnet on ...

chances of not being cancer?

computer
  • By computer · New reply 8:22 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 21 replies
  • Microscopic hematuria and urgency turns out to be a bladder "polyp." I am a 48 yr. old female who has had an ultrasound and cystoscopy and now needs to meet with a urology surgeon for removal. I just ...

kidney stone

Cnetter
  • By Cnetter · New reply 8:14 pm
  • Discussion in Help desk · 3 replies
  • I think I might be trying to pass a kidney stone. I have an urostomy and it is bleeding quite a lot. My back and left side hurt and I am very nauseated. Any suggestions ...

Work is good therapy.

vsheffer
  • By vsheffer · New reply 7:44 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I have been back to work for three weeks now. The extra walking that I do inspecting properties is great therapy. It has really helped my daytime energy levels. I now can stay up most nights to 10:00 ...

Should I request more frequent cystoscopy?

ks0012
  • By ks0012 · New reply 6:39 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 7 replies
  • Im from Australia but have found this network very reassuring, Its my first time talking about this but I have a lot of questions too. I was diagnosed with noninvasive bladder cancer last November after ...

travelling and in pain

KPDD
  • By KPDD · New reply 6:30 pm
  • Discussion in Life after radical cystectomy · 2 replies
  • I had my rc/ic six months ago. I was feeling really good four months after the surgery and had bought tickets to SP tour. I really needed to get out of the house. Week and a half before I left for the ...

She's still ill but hanging in there

Angelmate63
  • By Angelmate63 · New reply 5:24 pm
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • Maria is now awake but still in a lot of pain she's very upset that the neobladder has been removed and we have to wait for the surgeons to decide what their doing next, We spoke to her nephrologist who ...

UTI

Joedan
  • By Joedan · New reply 5:14 pm
  • Discussion in Life after radical cystectomy · 6 replies
  • My husband had RC one year ago,followed by chemo regime. He had no symptoms,but was just diagnosed with UTI. Is that common after RC this far out ...

immunotherapy

SASHAMORE
  • By SASHAMORE · New reply 4:52 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 10 replies
  • i recently had the TURBT procedure, and my doctor wants me to start BCG in a few weeks. he says i am now cancer free, but i was diagnosed as TA, and early stage. i am very worried about side effects in ...

Newly diagnosed and TURBTed

Trbleshter
  • By Trbleshter · New reply 4:32 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 11 replies
  • Thank you all so much for being here. I'm in Atlanta and had a Turbt last week to remove five papillary growths. I'm still home enduring this blasted folley. I will see my doc on Monday for the pathology ...

Agent orange hearing Monday

kristenrogers84
  • By kristenrogers84 · New reply 3:49 pm
  • Discussion in Sharing loss and connecting · 1 reply
  • My mother in law is going in front of the VA judge on Monday. She filed a claim for my father in law who has since passed from bladder cancer. He was in Vietnam in 1965 and like most in the war, was exposed ...

Time to Sign Up for the Charlotte Bladder Cancer Walk!

NL
  • By NL · New reply 3:23 pm
  • Discussion in Raising awareness · 6 replies
  • Bladder Cancer Friends, If you live anywhere near Charlotte, NC, now is the time to sign up for the Bladder Cancer Walk on May 3rd! We want a large group to walk and raise money for research as well as ...

Which surgery would be best

ciom2023
  • By ciom2023 · New reply 3:09 pm
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • I had my biopsies on Tuesday, where the urologist took from 4 locations in the bladder. Now while I wait for the results, I'm beginning to think about the type of surgery I'll be having. I'm wondering ...

Agent orange hearing Monday

kristenrogers84
  • By kristenrogers84 · Posted 3:08 pm
  • Discussion in Caregivers corner · 0 replies
  • My mother in law is going in front of the VA judge on Monday. She filed a claim for my father in law who has since passed from bladder cancer. He was in Vietnam in 1965 and like most in the war, was exposed ...

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