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Retention of chemo strategies

Hi. My Turbt was done and I had chemo into bladder same day. Tumor returned. I had another TURBT plan was 6 weeks of Chemo into bladder. I cannot hold drug in my bladder. Usually within 5 minutes I just cannot hold it. We tried leaving catheter in and clamping it, but I just expelled it around the e catheter. Plan now is for a rigid cystoscope every 6 months, nip anything in the bud. What can I do to be able to retain chemo in bladder for the 60 minutes? Thanks.

  1. Hi thanks for reaching out. While I do hope our community members respond with their personal experiences, I would definitely recommend you to ask your doctor too about this, if you haven't done so already. I really hope you can find a solution. We are here for you. Jill, team

    1. I am surprised that you expelled it around the catheter. Maybe bladder spasms. I take Oxybutynin which helps bladder spasms. You might discuss with your doctor if Oxybutynin or another drug might help. Will the rigid cystoscope be office procedure or at the hospital like a TURBT? I think most office cystoscopes are with flexible. Wishing you the best!

      1. Rigid will be in hospital, my last recurrence was only 1mm tumor. Doctor is thinking if that will be the case then he can just nip it at the time.

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