So I have been going along quite happily since the completion of my successful PCa treatment (IMRT and Brachytherapy) in 2013. My PSA has been quite low at 0.2 since my first test in March of 2013.
During my July 2014 annual checkup my Onco advised there was some microscopic blood in my urine. He was not concerned and advised it is a common side effect from my treatment.
A couple months later I noticed visable blood in my urine, concerned I contacted my Onco who again advised that is was likely a side effect from the radation and I should follow up with my Urologist. The visable blood only lasted a day or two then cleared up. I did see my urologist who agreed with my Oncologist and said if it continues we should do a scope and look in my bladder. This spring a had a couple days again with visable blood which promptly cleared up on its own. In July I discussed this with my Oncologist during my exam. We agreed if it happens again we wuld have the scope procedure done. In August I had my worst 2 episodes yet, each lasting about 3 days.
I visited my Urologist and he scheduled me for the Scope on Nov 18, the soonest he could get it done. I totally expected to be advised I had some bleeding vessels in my bladder. I was shocked to hear that I have a tumor in my bladder. I think the uro was just as surprised. ***
So on Wednesday I saw a new URO at the Brigham and Womens Hospital/ Dana Farber Cancer center in Boston. He repeated the scope procedure and confirmed the Papillary tumor. He believes the tumor is the result of radation scatter from my prostate treatment. He also ordered a cat scan which i completed that day. (no results given) I am scheduled to have the tumor removed on December 28.
So here I am once again, sleepless nights, stressed. I thought I had done very careful research and decided on the best treatment for me with one of the best Doctors out there and I end up here. Beating myself up, this sucks!