Aug 21, 2005 - 12:00 pm
This May I had a routine physical which showed microscopic blood in my urine. Like most men, I let it go for a couple of months until I just happened to run into a nurse friend of mine in the gym. I told her about it and she said she had a friend who had the same situation who innored the problem. He later died due to cancer spreading to other organs. I went to the urologist who found a grade 1 cancer on my bladder. Luckily it had not spread. I had the area removed this month and according to the doctor, I will be cancer free now but have to go back every three months for scope. My point is that it is better to swallow your ego and get to the doctor if you suspect anything. Had I waited, who knows what stage it would have been by the time I found it.