I have had superficial bladder cancer for 4 years, with one recurrence 18 months after diagnosis.  Now I have multiple areas of suspect and will undergo another turbt and mitomycin instillation.  I am not a candidate for bcg due to a suppressed immune system. 

 It appears to me that this will be an on going effort to control cancer through the quarterly Poke and Peeks, and then episodic resections and more mitomycin.  I don't think I understood this initially. 

My cancer was found early via a urine sample for something else.  Red cells were seen without any other symptoms.  So I was referred to a urologist however I had figured out it was likely cancer as there is little else to give blood in the urine in a post hyst patient.  Still the recurrences are frustrating.



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