The Unknown

Last updated: September 2022

Thank you to the submission about living with it. I was diagnosed with a grade 1 carcinoma in my bladder. Fortunately, it was within the surface and hadn't penetrated the muscular layer. I have completed 6 BCG treatments without major issues. In 5 more weeks, I go to Drs office for the dreaded cystoscope. The catheter for that is way bigger than the one used in BCG treatments.

I will be required to get scoped every 3 months for the rest of my life. As you stated, the fear is always in the back of your head that it will return. Having read statistical data, the percentage of the cancer returning eventually is close to 40 percent. So I guess I can never say for sure I'm cancer free the rest of my life.

Totally afraid and dreading those scope jobs. I'm sure there are many other people in my boat. Good luck to all of us.
Captain Rich

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