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How I Found Out

I was being treated for a UTI and started bleeding heavily and went to ER. They did a ct scan and found a bulge on my bladder. After a lot of pain trying to urinate and passing blood clots, they did a Cystoscopy in the hospital. I was told the .5 cm tumor could be shaved down and I would be ok. They did the surgery three days later and when I woke up I was in such pain. They put a cancer fighting drug in my bladder which was so painful. I went home with a catheter and told to come back 6 days later. When I went for the follow up, the Dr. told me he had shaved the tumor down as far as he could without going through the wall of the bladder. He is going to make an appointment for me to see a bladder cancer specialist at OSU in Columbus. Waiting for the appointment. I will get the catheter out next Monday.

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  • Noel Forrest moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi sarasgateway, I’m sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. Its often the case when we are being treated for other medical conditions that a cancer is discovered. It is however fortunate that the tumour was detected and you are now able to receive the correct treatment. I do emphasize with you on the pain front as I’ve also been there and it can be very painful. I do hope all goes well with your upcoming appointment and if you ever need to discuss your treatment or any aspects relating to your current condition please do get back to us. We will always be here to support you. Take care – Noel, ( Team Member)

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