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Posted by: Joris in Untagged  on

Because of a recent attempt to hack our blogs we have had to disable the login for this section. For now it is not possible to login to update your blog, or to add a new blog. We are sorry for that. When a solution is available we will

Keeping the Faith!

Posted by: acorte in Untagged  on

Had another clean Cysto today :).  Has been over a year without a trace of the cancer.  Will start a final maintenance session (3 treatments) of BCG in the next three weeks.  If interested in details on my story, see my first post on November 9, 2010.  Keep the faith!

December 2011 Update

Posted by: Jeff in Untagged  on

Had a further cystoscopy in September 2011 without hitch and did not reveal any recurrence ;D Due for further check in 1 year. Last December was my 3rd occurence of bladder cancer within 4 and the future is a worry, especially considering I have had bowel cancer previously and have an inherited gene that predisposes me to the

Diagnosed with cancer 2

Posted by: wendydos in side effectsBCG on


Went for my 2nd BCG instillation on Wednesday, with no problems.  Discussed my side effects with my doctor. (Chills after 24 hours and minute blood spot on the Tuesday - 6 days after instillation). He said that side effects indicate that the medication is working. (Horay for side effects)

This time however my side effects began about 2 hours after receiving the BCG - Chills and fever (flu like) and the most agonising burn upon urination (only the first 2 times). Also had some hermaturia.  By Thursday midday I was fine. Would like to hear from anyone that has had the same side effects. (Keen

Hi, my Name is Wendy and I am 51 years old. In April and September 2010 I presented with gross hermaturia. Went to my GP (general practioner) and after a urine test she prescribed an antibiotic for a UTI. After 2 days on both occasions the bleeding stopped. Then in February 2011 it started again. My GP again tested for an infection, gave me an antibiotic. After 7 days the appearance of blood had not subsided and my GP referred me to a Urologist.

I went to see the urologist and he suggested that I be booked into hospital as he would need to perform a cystoscopy and wanted me to have an IVP

I have as of today reached the 1 year anniversary since my diagnosis. Stage 1, non muscle bladder cancer. I am 45 years old.

I underwent two resection/biopsies with mitromyicin and a 6 week induction with BCG. So far, a year later I am clean.

 I am wondering about others experience with the BCG treatment. I handled it well, with the first three treatments being a breeze and the last three being painful but tolerable. I did experience some mild flu like symptoms with my energy levels being low as my biggest complaint.  Now, 6 months after my last treatment I find I am experiencing flu like

Dad just diagnoised with Bladder Cancer

Posted by: Tcarnagie in Untagged  on

On 9/13 my father (60) was just diagnoised with bladder cancer.  He has had blood in his urine off and on for over a year.  Of course the Dr that he went to told him it was just a UTI and gave him meds for it.  Last month he was in severe pain and the bleeding was worse.  We took him to the ER and they put a cath in and sent him home.  Later that day the cath clogged and he had to go back to the ER where they put in a bigger one to pass the clots and made an appointment for us with the Urologist for the next day.  Urologist gave him some more meds and said come back in 2 weeks.  Went back and

I'm new to the Bladder Cancer WebCafe but I have been reading many blogs and infromation from it since my diagnosis in March 2011. A great site!

I'm a 52 year old female in great health and very active. I had been diagnosed with Ta Grade 1 and  immediately started BCG. After the second biopsy the result was the same. The first biopsy the doctor had taken from 2 areas, the second biopsy from three areas. The malignancy showed up in one new area of the three. As soon as I could, I started the second treatment of BCG. 

This last biopsy had 4 areas removed. One area showed a malignancy but this one

Bladder Cancer and signs of the end of life

Posted by: Terry in Untagged  on

Hi:  I am caring for a significant other who has stage 4 bladder cancer with mets to the bone.  I was wondering what I might expect when it comes to the end for him.  Will he have gross blood in his urine?  Anyone have any experience with this?  Thanks. 

Good bye

Posted by: avsfreak in Untagged  on

My husband lost his battle with bladder cancer on 8-24-2011, I miss him so much but know that he is not in pain and is not suffering. God will take of you in heaven Rick

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