Tumour in the bladder

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Re: Tumour in the bladder

Postby pennycsf » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:10 pm

What a blow.......again! But on the positive side (easy for me to say) "they" are on to it and with an aggressive version that is the most important thing, especially as it is low on the invasive scale. Now it is caught, it can be tackled.

Not a pleasant way to spend Christmas for you all, although I am glad the results were through before the "festivities". Your son and family know what they are facing which is often easier to handle than the interminable waiting.

By the way, you don't mention OH.......what happened with the echographie? Fingers crossed that was OK!

Thinking of you as life goes on around you "as normal".
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Re: Tumour in the bladder

Postby pennycsf » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:10 pm

Hi Evianers

I have been looking at photos of Annecy and you came to mind. How are you coping? What news on OH?

Penny

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Re: Tumour in the bladder

Postby evianers » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:03 pm

Updating the latest on our son's bladder cancer in the hope that it might just help someone else.
There is, of course, good news and bad : the former is that after resting during the afternoon of the weekly treatments, he is able to go back to work the following day, or has been able to do so thus far.
The not such good news is that the procedure [for a man especially] is "horrible" or "awful" but he has no option and realises it simply has to be carried out.
So........50% of the six treatments with Mitomycin complete with another three to go. Thereafter a second cystoscopy to ascertain whether all the malignant cells have been eradiated [we pray] which apparently takes place some three months after the end of the treatment[s].
If anyone needs any further information or advice, feel free to contact us, although it should be remembered that this whole affairs is taking place under the good ole NHS :( and not here in France.

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Re: Tumour in the bladder

Postby pennycsf » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:56 pm

Thanks for that. It is always helpful for others to know someone else has had the same or similar treatment and the effects. It is also generally true that similar chemo is used in most European countries as research etc is now shared widely.

We've been thinking of you, it can't be easy having your son in UK.

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Re: Tumour in the bladder

Postby evianers » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:42 pm

Just a little further update to give encouragement and support to those suffering from bladder cancer.
Our son, 44 and daddy to two little darlings, seems to be doing much better as there are fewer problems in the nether regions and he certainly looks a good deal less awful than he did 4 months ago.
His second cystoscopy takes place next Friday and the whole family is focused around this date, hoping that the results will come back negative and that he is in remission.
Will try to remember to keep yaw'll posted. So far, the NHS is treating him well, give credit where credit is due.

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Re: Tumour in the bladder

Postby francis » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:25 pm

Best of luck to your son and family!!!

NHS treatment seems as good as any, when it gets going. It's the diagnosis, particularly early diagnosis, that is so appalling, particularly when compared to France. And I speak from bitter experience of both systems.

Best wishes for a favourable result.

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Re: Tumour in the bladder

Postby evianers » Thu May 26, 2016 4:18 pm

Promised to update everyone on the forum regarding Greg's progress.
He underwent the second cystoscopy two weeks ago under general anaesthetic.
The immediate results were that he is in remission for the moment, but that "it" could well recur.
Obviously for the whole family's sake, we hope not.
With this in mind, he will have to undergo a further operation now in 3.5 months time as a precautionary measure.
Must say, the NHS have been brilliant in this instance : perhaps living in an affluent area in the south is significant?
Hope not, but maybe it also has to do with being just outside Greater London?
:D :D :D

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Re: Tumour in the bladder

Postby francis » Thu May 26, 2016 7:53 pm

Fingers crossed for him, you and his family!!

Thanks for the updates - it helps everyone to know there is always an upside.

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Re: Tumour in the bladder

Postby pennycsf » Fri May 27, 2016 9:54 am

That's good news Evianers, long may it last! And with nothing planned during the summer months, hopefully the whole family will have a chance to spend holiday time together, relaxing after this emotional roller coaster.

By the way, how is OH?


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