For an early bladder cancer, the foremost treatment that has been given is a Trans urethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT).The bladder is being removed by your surgeon via urethra by endoscope.
One might need to get the tumour removed if:
• during the cystoscopy test, your care provider observes a tumour
The aforementioned treatment varies between 15 to 90 minutes depend upon size of tumour.
The assigned surgeon puts a stiff thin tube into the urethra that is called as cystoscope. It is made up of optic fibres and has a light, camera and at one end it has an eyepiece, hence the images can be seen on to the TV screen by the surgeon.
Before the operation
• Pre-assessment will be done
• Vitals will be checked.
• General measurements like weight, temperature, breathing rate, heart rate, oxygen levels and the BP.
• Some usual test will also be done: blood test; chest-x-ray and followed by ECG.
Once the patient is asleep or under anaesthesia, the surgeon passes the cystoscope into the urethra to look inside the bladder. Also, instruments are used to remove all tumours and to stop the bleeding after removal.
- Possible complications include:
- burning sensation while passing urine
- elevated temperature
- cloudy urine
- smelling urine
- damage or injury to the bladder
- bruising and swelling
Plan a visit to your doctor for proper diagnosis, since late diagnosis of any disease or condition is always bad.