Life with Slow Growth Non Invasive Bladder Cancer

Four surgeries and one round of chemotherapy with Mitomycin-C. I have a cancer cell that is deemed a low threat. How is cancer a low threat? We did chemo last year and after two good scopes it returned.

I have been telling anyone who would listen, "My bladder is becoming too expensive. And if it is too expensive. Time to go."

Asking about bladder removal

I went back to my urologist with a decision to take my bladder and his response? "Nope."

We tossed out another chemical intrusion and his response was, "You didn't do well with that did you?" It sucked, very fatigued. He didn't support that.

It's rare that you can say something to your doctor that they would find provocative, yet I did. I said, you know, if this was on my skin, you would take some of that freezing agent, and freeze it off and it would fall off. And he looked at me and said, "You know, I never thought of it that way, you are right."

Monitoring and TURBTs

So I guess I get it. It's such a minor type my doctor thinks the best protocol is just keep looking for it and scraping as we go.

I do think that it also depends on where you go with your questions. A urologist: surgery. An Oncologist: chemo.

It's like if you go to a woodworker, you are going to leave with a table.

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