Jan 31, 2009 - 8:32 pm
My FISH test results state: "POSITIVE fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) result using the Vysis UroVysion TM assay... INTERPRETATION AND COMMENTS: An ABNORMAL hybridization pattern was observed with 5 cells exhibiting numerical abnormalities for chromosomes 3,7,9, and 17. This result is indicative of bladder cancer according to the UroVysion Directional Insert."
My next ppointment with the Urologist is coming up in 2 days and from what I have read so far, it appears that I can look forward to his inserting a flexible or rigid tube through the penis. Following are my questions: a) Is there a risk in this procedure? Should I insist on a second opinion now before any futher exploration is done? b) Are there alternatives that I should ask him to explore first? Or is the FISH result so overwhelmingly definitive that I should not waste any more time and ask him to go ahead and even take a biopsy if necessarry? c) Further, could there be a link between the use of Caverject (and possibly injecting it wrongly a couple of times over the years) and bladder cancer? Thank you for any guidance.