The results of Tom’s procedure were exactly as the doctor expected. The tumor was an early stage cancer. The good news is that the cancer was contained within the tumor. This type of bladder cancer is usually non-aggressive and non-life threatening, but it has a tendency to recur again and again. Tom will have a 5 year follow-up by having a cysto every 3 months for the first year, every 4 months for the second, and twice a year for 3 years. He will also have a more in-depth scan on his kidneys in August that will serve as a base-line for future scans. In the doctor’s words, “If you have to have cancer, this is the kind you want.”
We are thankful for all of you who have prayed so faithfully. The outpouring of emails and phone calls has meant more than we can express. We love you all and praise the Lord for you.