My name's Karen, and I just discovered this website a few nights ago. I just wanted to introduce myself to everyone and give a little insight into my situation. I found out that I had a tumor in my bladder on 4/20/05. Two days later I had a softball sized tumor removed only to find out that it was bladder cancer (TCC). None of my doctors had ever seen an 18 yaer old with TCC, so I went to MD Anderson in TX to get treated for the cancer. I go back on Aug. 3 for surgery to remove a stent that was placed 2 months back. When I have my surgery they will be able to tell if the cancer is back. If it is I will have BCG treatments to help keep it from recurring. But anyway enough about cancer! I will be a freshman in college at Brevard College in NC, and I am going to double major in Psychology and Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education...what a mouthful. But I just wanted to say hi to everyone and say that I am so glad that there are other young cancer survivors out there. I hope to get to know all of you!