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I rang the hospital to ask if my results were in and could they tell me what they reported . I was told the surgeon would discuss them when I went in for surgery ( this Monday ) . Is this normal procedure or should I be worried ? 

  • Hi  and welcome to the group. This is normal so try not to overthink things. Staff will rarely give information over the phone. Results are usually delivered by your consultant. I hope all goes well for you on Monday. Best wishes.

    Best wishes to All,   rily.

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  • Thanks Rily. I was passing blood 6 weeks ago and now 6 weeks later having cancer removed . God bless the NHS . Obviously worried at 74 but had a lot of support from family and friends. Don’t know really what to expect on Monday (730 am admittance) guess Sunday will be stressful but want to get rid ASAP as still passing blood .

  • Hi  . The procedure is called a TURBT (trans urethral resection of bladder tumour). Usually done in day surgery so you may be home the same day but prepare for an overnight just in case. Stings a bit for a few days afterwards when peeing. In the meantime, it is important to keep drinking plenty of water to flush the blood out and prevent blockages. Best wishes.

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  • Hi Quarry,Welcome to our friendly group.Is it a TURBT procedure you are having ? There is plenty of advice and support here so do ask questions if you need help/explanation.There is usually someone here with the relevant experience to answer.Best wishes for Monday.Jane 

  • Hi Jane , yes I assume it’s TURBT . Thanks for the good wishes . Hoping if everything goes well I can use my experience to help others and profile procedures and promote urine tests for early diagnosis.

  • Great you are getting treatment on Monday. Sounds like a TURBT when they give you a whiff of anaesthetic and scrape, cut or cauterise the cancer cells in your bladder. I've had at least 5 (I lost count Slight smile ) all totally painless, you come round in the recovery ward and they offer you a nice cup of NHS tea. In my experience it is nothing to feel anxious about. Approximately two weeks after this, the Urinary Team will know your biopsy results so you should get an appointment with your consultant to discuss possible treatment. At that time I met my Clinical Nurse Specialist who was absolutely my best friend when subsequently I was receiving BCG treatment. Any worry, any query, she was at the end of a phone for me, any time in the working day. There are many possible treatments for bladder cancer and it is common for patients to be people in their 70s (I'm 77 now ...6 years after my bc diagnosis). Try not to worry the NHS will take good care of you. Hx

  • Rily has explained what to expect from this procedure.They usually put a catheter in afterwards.How long this stays in varies.At my hospital you had to be able to pass urine easily 3 times after it was removed before you were allowed home.Some people have to have them in for a few days.I hope it all goes smoothly.Best wishes Jane 

  • Hi Hero ,  thanks for the info and support. Good to hear your still clear and your positivity x

  • Thanks Jane hope you have a great weekend.

  • Let us know how you get on.