Child bladder cancer
As a kid, I always had bladder infections. When I was 13 years old, they found a bladder cyst inside my bladder, it was cancer. I was left in the dark about it. My parents didn’t want me to know.
When the cancer was removed, I remember how painful it was when I woke up in the hospital. I was then put in the hospital every 4 months for a year to see if it had come back.
On my own, I then found out the reason for these procedures. I was told I’d never have to have it checked out again. I had no chemo or no radiation. When I became an adult, I had myself checked every 5 years.
How well does your healthcare provider understand your bladder cancer?