Low grade Noninvasive 4cm+ Papillary Tumor

Low grade Noninvasive 4cm+ Papillary Tumor

Diagnosed with TCC in August of 2000 after 3 episodes of hematuria over 9 months. Complained to primary doctor who waited until 3rd episode to order IVP. 4 cm mass removed. Reoccurrence about size of 2 matchheads removed in Dec of 2000 Jan/Feb of 2001 6 wks of BCG. No maintenance.

Cystoscopies every three months for last two years were clear. Since the two year mark has been reached I moved to 6 month cystos.

June 9, 2003 first 6 month cysto clear. December 8, 2003 Cysto clear. June 7, 2004 cysto clear. That makes 3 1/2 years of all clear. Next cysto in 6 months.

December 2004 cysto clear which brings me to the 4 year mark. Doctor now going to yearly cystos and says continuing after 5 years of clear is optional. I plan to stay with it for a long time and told him see him yearly.

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