Patient Comments: Bladder Cancer - Transurethral Surgery Experience

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Comment from: Hyde, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 09

My husband was diagnosed with a tumor and was told he would have to have it removed then be in hospital where they would wash his bladder for 1 to 2 days. That afternoon I was told to come pick him up, he could go home, and they got the tumor which was on a stalk. He has been so unwell and in pain in the bladder and kidney areas since, and it is not getting better. His surgery was 4 weeks ago and I would expect him to start feeling better not worse. He has been tested for an infection but that's ok so wonder why the pain. He isn't one to go to doctors, so lucky to catch it early.

Comment from: michael, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 24

I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in January 2016. I had a transurethral resection of bladder (TURB) procedure done. Three months later bladder was checked and 2 small tumors had grown back. I am now in the process of receiving BCG treatments for 6 weeks. The cancer was not invasive, I am still having bladder pain even though the doctor said there should be none.

Comment from: 2nd opinon, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 22

I had four surgeries so far for bladder cancer and they got it all this time. Some people have 2, but I had four. After the first one, it was a local doctor who said I was good after one surgery and was ready for BCG. I went for 2nd opinion and 2 weeks later they said I had more cancer and I had three surgeries after that. Choose wisely your doctor, some are too fast. Get a 2nd opinion to be safe, it is your life.

Comment from: Lou, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 03

I have recently been diagnosed with bladder cancer. I have been given my second BCG treatment, but I am unable to hold it in my bladder for the 2 hours it takes to be effective. I can't even hold it for a couple of minutes, I have week muscles and have to urinate every 20 or 30 minutes. I am trying find another treatment.

Comment from: lorrie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 01

First, my surgery was done in the operating room so the doctor could examine the ureters and use dye. I am allergic to the dye. After that, the tumors were removed in his office and then cauterized.

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