My dad has bladder cancer, he was just diagnosed last Monday. He has a tumor in his bladder..I think they said it's superficial? Anyway, the doctors tell him he needs a cystoscopy done regularly to check out his bladder. but he says it's too painful and refuses to have it done again after the surgery.
My fiance was doing some research and I was wondering if my dad could get a flexible telescopy instead? It seems to be less painful. Is this an option for him?
usually, superficial bladder cancers are treated with cystoscopy and cutting out the tumor and removing it from the urethra, followed by instilling some kind of chemotherapy or BCG into the bladder. However, superficial bladder cancers frequently recur, thats why repeated cystoscopys are necessary. Fexible cystoscopy is an option, but if the tumor is large it wont be sufficient.
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