Bladder cancer

A place for people affected by bladder cancer to support one another, ask questions, and share their experiences.

Just diagnosed

 totallyconfused
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Just diagnosed on the 16th surgery on the 10th of Jan,  3 tumors present.  
Is the operation as easy as it sounds?  Home in a few hours a cath for a few days, 1st treatment that day. 

rily
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Hi and firstly let me welcome you to the group. Many of us here know how you must be feeling at the moment, but be aware bladder cancer can be treaded successfully and many of us are still here to tell the tale. I assume you have had a cystoscopy to identify your tumours. The operation to remove them is called a TURBT (trans urethral resection of bladder tumour). It sounds a lot worse than it is. It is a fairly standard procedure. Time spent in hospital depends on how much they need to scrape away. In a lot of cases it is done in day surgery. If you go down late in the day, it will probably be an overnight stay. I would prepare for an overnight, just in case. So slippers, a dressing gown and some toiletries. You will wake up with a catheter, but this is usually removed before going home. Once your pee runs clear and you can wee on your own, they let you go. Again, this depends on what they find. For a few days afterwards, it will sting a bit when peeing, but it gets better. They will take a biopsy at the time and it takes a couple of weeks for the results. The biopsy will confirm if it is cancer and will determine further treatment. Please ask any questions you like, there is a lot of experience here. Best wishes.

Best wishes to All,   rily.  What is a Community Champion ?

 totallyconfused
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Thank you so much,  Nervous to say the least.

 totallyconfused
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Thank you so much,  Nervous to say the least.

Inanna
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Hello

I had my TURBT on 11th November and it really went smoothly.

I know exactly how you feel, we all do.  This forum has helped guide me on this path that I find myself on.  It is a comfort to me.

Don't hesitate to post.

Love Inanna

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sueCC
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Rily said it perfectly as he always does, it really isn’t a problem, I was in hospital for 3 days only cos my urine wasn’t clear, once that got sorted I was home and feeling fine. Don’t do heavy lifting or over do things and you’ll be fine. It’s 7 years on New Years Eve I got my results and living life to the full (as OAPs do ha ha). I find it’s the waiting that’s the worst, waiting for the op, waiting for any results, just waiting, take care and don’t worry about the op. X

Sue Xx
Herothedog
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Hi sueCC, good to hear from you and glad all is going well. Thinking where you were 7 tears ago and the journey to now is a boost for us all. Love Hx

We were all totally confused at the start so welcome to our merry band new friend. x

christine111
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Hi Sue glad to see you are doing well hope you had a lovely christmas 

LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU ALL FOR 2020 BIG THANK YOU TO RILEY YOU ARE ALWAYS THERE TO HELP AND NOT FORGETTING YOU HEARTHOG YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION XXX

chrissy

rily
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. Thank you.  I have left your reply for dramatic effect.  

Wishing everyone here a happy and healthy New Year. Best wishes all our bladder buddies. Best wishes.

Best wishes to All,   rily.  What is a Community Champion ?

Inanna
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Happy New Year to all, thank you so much for being here.  Bladder Buddies lol

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lucy-l
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Happy New Year to everyone. Let’s hope it’s a good one. 

Luce x

winkers60
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Happy New Year to you all.Lots of love Jane XXX