Transurethral Resection of Bladder Cancer (TURBT) is a surgical treatment done to remove small, shallow tumors from the inside surface of the bladder for the treatment of non-invasive bladder cancer. It is also used to biopsy for larger or aggressive cancers.
Advice & Tips:
Do not have this until you've discussed it with Bladder Cancer Forums; read about it; waited at least a couple of weeks whilst you find out as much as possible about it. Tell the surgeon you only want a biopsy (but then, will s/he take any notice? Mine didn't).
I was rushed into this surgery 2 days after having been diagnosed - much too quickly.
NO benefits - the cancer regrew to the same size within three months - when chemo then cleared it. So I should have gone straight to chemo.
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