Well those who know me will know not long ago I had scan including PET Scan for suspected Lung Cancer or TB.
In the end was put down to new scarring.
Many of you will know in 2020 I got Bladder Cancer symptoms - I was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer in site a year later and was treated with a TURBT to get rid on the tumor.
Follow up I was given was BCG direct to bladder - As far as I know it helped for a while. last Cystoscopy showed no tumor to be removed but -
I have Bladder Cancer in situ G2. That is a high grade cancer and on follow up on my year late Cystoscopy check - I was told you will get BSG again as soon as possible.
Cancelled and summoned to consultant again - The MDT had been consulted and they said no to BSG - I had to go back to consultant and ----
He said " I had high grade bladder cancer (so what's new) and how did I feel about having bladder removed - not a lot he said. Think about it but no, Have a course of BSG and see how you are, it seemed to work last time and I was happy to comply.
I was sent for blood teats and a CAT SCAN - Again my BSG was cancelled.
A 6mm nodule was found on my lung -
I was told it would go to Respiratory and if BC had spread to lungs, I would be given probably systemic chemo .
If the nodule was malignant and primary I would be referred to Respiratory or Oncology.
Well fair enough but i found I have an appointment for a CT Scan 1st April - Long while but they may be seeing if the nodule has grown. FAIR ENOUGH but-
My BC is still there, still G2 aggressive - no treatment at all at the moment and none since FEB 2022.
I don't understand why a 6mm module has suspended any treatment,
They are found a nodule on prostate but after a PSA test, no concern and it was low.
Point of that is. nodules are not always malignant.
I really hope things get sorted out for you Ern and you stop being pushed from pillar to post. Pete has a hospital appointment tomorrow as he’s had blood in his urine and the last specimen was classed as “abnormal.” He will have a cystoscopy to hopefully see what’s going on. I’m really hoping it’s not cancer.
Take care xxxx
Sorry to here that about your hubby. I had first "cystoscopy" in the consultants room, I watched it on a monitor. it was a 'flexy cystoscopy and was not that bad.
Other conditions can cause blood in urine so it may not be cancer. Just a word about bladder cancer. Really if one had to be picked, it would be BC as it's easiest to treat. Another point is mine is high grade but that is a minority and most cases it's low grade and much easier to treat and less intervention needed.
I really hope like you your hubby is clear.
Good luck to you both, and all fingers crossed xx
Thank you so much Ern. I feel a bit more reassured now and hope you’ll be ok too.
Thinking of you. Xxx❤️
Pete is ok it seems Ern and taking a tablet long term to hopefully shrink prostate. Doctor didn’t want to risk any bleeding so cystoscopy not done.
Wishing you better days ahead xxxx❤️
Glad for you both - I am on Tamsulosin for my prostate, it does not shrink though, it's supposed to end the walks at night to the loo. Thank you I live in hope. xx
Thank you Ern. Tamulosin did nothing for Pete but hopefully it will work for you. He’s now on Finasteride 5mg daily so fingers crossed. Good luck to you. Xxx
I was offered Finasteride when I was a relatively a young man, I got enlarged prostate years ago but at that time side effect would not have been good. Tamsulosin has helped a bit but now I am older I would try Finasteride but I think I won't get it...Finasteride is also used help men who have lost hair regain some, but at much smaller a dose . I hope Pete finds that Finasteride has shrunk his prostate size, reduction was one reason it was offered to me...x
Petes willing to try it and yes the help for hair growth is 1g. Incredible! Xxx
Good luck to Pete and you both. I really believe his new treatment will help, xx
Thank you, I do hope so as he’s still bleeding. Xxx
I had bleeding problems - I hope you don't mind me saying this. I was told different things four times, at the end I saw my GP - I would if this bleeding persist see your GP. x
I’ll make sure Pete sees the GP if this carries on. Thank you so much for your help Ern. Xxx
I hope all goes well and it isn’t cancer.
Thank you jackdup. Pete is ok and the doctor didn’t do the cystoscopy because he didn’t want to risk the bleeding again. Petes been put on a tablet to shrink the prostate so we’ll see how that goes. Cancer wasn’t mentioned thank goodness. We did worry though. Xxx
Phew, what a relief! My husband sometimes says he feels on a rollercoaster & can never totally relax, as he never knows when some other problem might crop up. You must feel the same at times 😘
Very relieved I must say. I do often wonder what next. A roller coaster is a good description. Xxx🥰❤️
that is very good to hear and I’m sure a big relief for both of you.
I do hope Pete's ok. Love to both of you, Chris xxx
Doing ok thank you Chris. On tablets now so🤞🏼xxx❤️
My husband had blood in urine not so long ago, but he was given antibiotics and that seems to have sorted it. I hope Pete's tablets do the same. xxx
Thank you Chris let’s hope so xxx😍