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Hi everyone, 

I have recently been diagnosed with BC (about a month ago). Thankfully appointments with the NHS have come through thick & fast. 
Almost 2wks post surgery to remove the tumour. 
I had a CT scan 3 wks ago & waiting on results & Histology. 
Up until now everything has happened relatively quickly but finding it more difficult this week waiting to hear exactly where I’m at & the treatment plan. 
Hopefully I will have some new’s next week. 
Just to say I have gleaned so much information from your post’s & the kindness & positivity shines through. 
Thank you all, Nicola 

  • Hi  and welcome to the group. Waiting for results is always an anxious time and many here will be familiar with the feelings. Once you have your results and a treatment plan, you then have a clearer idea of the way forward and something positive to focus on. I hope all goes well. Best wishes.

    Best wishes to All,   rily.

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  • Hi Nicola

    I'm so glad that you found this forum. I have found it to be a God send. The lovely folk on here are supportive and full of good advice. I'm quite a newbie here too. I was diagnosed in February 2024, I've had 2 TURBTs and just started on BCG therapy for high grade bladder cancer.

    Don't be surprised if you have to have a second TURBT to confirm the Histology results before you get started on a treatment plan(if required). I have found that someone on the forum will have the answer to any questions you may have or just to be there for you if you're having a bad day.

    Keep posting and im sending you a virtual hug .

    Love Ade

    • Thank’s so much for responding.
      I’m really grateful for how quickly appointments have come through. 
      However apart from in recovery when the surgeon came round & I obviously was still very groggy, I haven’t spoken to a medic so feeling a bit lost at sea at the moment. 
      Good to know I may need a second TURBT & yes I’m sure once I know exactly where I’m at & the way forward I will feel more settled. 
      Hope your BCG therapy goes to plan. 

    • Best wishes to all. 
  • Thank you :-) 

  • Hi Nicola,Welcome to our friendly group.I hope you will find it helpful and supportive.Love Jane 

  • Hi Nicola, lots of great info on here and super friendly and helpful people too, so welcome Leo

  • Hi Cyprus64

    welcome to the club no one wants to be in. The people on here are so knowledgeable and supportive, they will steady you through this and lift you when you are down. I am truly thankful for the help as cancer is a lonely place.keep posting , good and bad days, there is always someone here. If you click on my profile I have recorded my travels so far .Take care

    Much love Angela x

  • Hi Nicola,

    Welcome to the group and sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Glad to hear you've been looked after well and have been treated quickly.

    Takes care.

    Trevor 

  • Hi

    Welcome to this very supportive group, which I hope will make your journey easier. CT scans usually take about 10 days to come through and post TURBT histology about 3 weeks, but there is not fixed rule. You seem to have been dealt with quite quickly, which is good. I think it was about the same time span for me.

    Once your results are through your team will decide on a course of treatment and there are many. Fortunately, BC has a high  successful treatment rate and if you have any questions please ask on this site. If you have a CSN you could always ask for an update, mine have been absolutely brilliant. Try to stay away from Dr Google.

    It doesn't matter where you go, there you are