My mom was diagnosed with stage 1 non-ivasive bladder cancer last year.
My mom was diagnosed early last year with the non-invasive stage 1 tumor on her bladder wall. She went 9 months with clean exams every three months. October 2005 she was diagnosed again with another tumor, that hadn’t invaded the wall. The doctor removed that one and She did 6 weeks of BCG and went for a 6 week post treatment check-up yesterday. The doctor saw somthing on the cystoscopy and she has to go in for another biopsy next week. I don’t know what to tell her anymore, the doctor doesn’t know why the BCG failed and I was really hoping that it would work and she wouldn’t have to worry about this again. But it seems that is not how it will work out. The doctor is telling here that if this one is cancerous he will end up doing another round of BCG and also doing Interferon A along with it. (I think that is right) I am really looking for insight and support if it can be found. I am not good with stuff like this, and like I said, I was really hoping that she would never have to worry about this again.
Ok so that is my story, as a daughter of a Patient with Bladder Cancer, I thank you and I hope to find much insight and encouragement here.