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Help understanting Pathology Report

Vidia
  • By Vidia · Posted April 13, 2014
  • In Upper urinary tract tumors · 4 replies
  • Need help understanding the pathology report of my mother in law who has recently undergone nephrectomy. The report is at the end.. Questions/clarifications 1) The doctors/pathology report doesn't mention ...

low paplet count of 13

ppatel
  • By ppatel · Posted April 13, 2014
  • In Caregivers corner · 0 replies
  • .. my dads Paplet count iş also too low .. as 13 al.. we are Really worried.today being a sunday .. no doctors available ...hes also got bleeding in urine . İ hope nothing iş serious .. - ppatel ...

Need input

chiprich
  • By chiprich · Posted April 13, 2014
  • In Life after radical cystectomy · 17 replies
  • I had a RC/Prostate/Lymph node removal on 3/31. 13 hours Robotic. Went home from the hospital on 4/7 I have a Neo-bladder now. Remaining Surgery Pain in minimal The Catheter is uncomfortable and requires ...

BCG 2nd time around

Bunnie1
  • By Bunnie1 · Posted April 13, 2014
  • In Taking charge: How to be a proactive patient · 11 replies
  • I live in S jersey and last biopsy 9/13 3ta had BCG 6 treatments cysto was good but repeat biopsy 2/14 shows focal and abnormal cells on BCG 4/6 treatments . Will have repeat biopsy 6 weeks after. Need ...

neobladder Surgery

Ron1945
  • By Ron1945 · Posted April 12, 2014
  • In Newly diagnosed · 12 replies
  • I am Schduled to have neobladder surgery in May. I would appreciate anyone that has went thru this surgery to please give me there insight on recovery problems challanges etc ...

bladder Cancer

Cherylcash
  • By Cherylcash · Posted April 12, 2014
  • In Caregivers corner · 6 replies
  • My husband has gone through treatment for two years for Bladder cancer. The treatment has been BCG. The cells are always there when he has the three month check. My question is that next Wednesday they ...

immunotherapy

SASHAMORE
  • By SASHAMORE · Posted April 12, 2014
  • In Newly diagnosed · 19 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 ...

Blood in Urine what could it be..

ppatel
  • By ppatel · Posted April 12, 2014
  • In Caregivers corner · 7 replies
  • Hi All, My dad is 54 and was diagnose with TCC cancer having lump nodes in kidney and lesion in liver and neck and nodules in lungs in Dec 2013. We had a pet scan 25th Feb and we got our results and they ...

ostomy bag vs. Indiana pouch?

cswpink
  • By cswpink · Posted April 12, 2014
  • In Treatment choices · 32 replies
  • I will be having RC on 4/22 and am having difficulty deciding on the 2 options available to me. I would like to hear how some of you made this decision, what questions did you consider? Are you happy ...

Increased acid level

sairam2367
  • By sairam2367 · Posted April 12, 2014
  • In Life after radical cystectomy · 8 replies
  • I am writing this after a while . It's been almost two and a half months and my husband is doing well( almost back to normal life with playing tennis ,appetite back and travel ) Except for last few days ...

Post RC Pathology - Cancer in Ureters

judyelaine
  • By judyelaine · Posted April 12, 2014
  • In Upper urinary tract tumors · 1 reply
  • Just went for my six week post op with the surgeon and he told me all my lymph nodes were clear of cancer but both my ureters tested positive for cancer. He said he removed as much of the ureters as he ...

Infection in both kidneys

Nancylhm
  • By Nancylhm · Posted April 12, 2014
  • In Caregivers corner · 8 replies
  • My husband was put into ICU last night with low blood pressure and a fever of 103.3. I just don't know what to think or do he had RC on 3/14/2014 and was doing great then he woke up yesterday with a fever ...

Possible Bladder Cancer ...

d33mak
  • By d33mak · Posted April 11, 2014
  • In Help desk · 14 replies
  • Hi there! I'm just wondering what kind of symptoms people have experienced prior to, or even after their diagnosis? I often read and hear about frequency or urgency to urinate, both of which I've experienced ...

urinary infection

Bobby58
  • By Bobby58 · Posted April 11, 2014
  • In Living with invasive bladder cancer · 5 replies
  • I had a rc with a ic on Jan. 21st last night i went to the er with chills fever and wiped out. They did blood work and said i had a urinary infection i thought it was a cold but they gave me a iv and ...

UTC Fish Report

ancona9409
  • By ancona9409 · Posted April 11, 2014
  • In Newly diagnosed · 10 replies
  • I recently received a copy of my husband's UTC Fish Report.. I'm having a hard time understanding it.. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Krystal ...

Ordering Supplies with Medicare

freeport2014
  • By freeport2014 · Posted April 11, 2014
  • In Newly diagnosed · 17 replies
  • I just ordered urostomy supplies for the first time after being discharged by the Visiting Nurse Service. I tried two distributors. Medicare won't pay for enough of some products each month. For example ...

"Long" wait for surgery?

salnap7
  • By salnap7 · Posted April 11, 2014
  • In Living with invasive bladder cancer · 21 replies
  • I am starting to worry, and don't know if it is valid or not. I started chemo on 12/19/13 - last actual treatment was 2/20/14 - missed my last treatment cycle day, as my counts were too low. Tried a second ...

All Clear AGAIN---Interferon did it-Maintenance Now

GJamer
  • By GJamer · Posted April 11, 2014
  • In Caregivers corner · 20 replies
  • Yesterday I was given an all clear AGAIN. I've been clean now for 9 months now-PTL. I do start a "maintenance" round of BCG-Interferon next Friday for 3 weeks. As the Doctor stated, after the "cyst ...

Nu-Hope Non-Adhesive bags

wisdomstruggle
  • By wisdomstruggle · Posted April 11, 2014
  • In Life after radical cystectomy · 9 replies
  • It has been one year since my radical cystectomy. I chose to have an ileal conduit and struggled for months with the various adhesive bags. I had constant issues with severely irritated skin. Finally ...

Contemplating Which Procedure to Have

Inforequested
  • By Inforequested · Posted April 11, 2014
  • In Treatment choices · 7 replies
  • I would really appreciate hearing about the procedure and recovery period and living with the IP procedure. I have had radiation and surgery and although I am cancer free the scarring has left me with ...

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