Why is it done?
- Treatment for localized Superficial Urothelial Carcinoma of Bladder and Ureter
How is it done?
- A Local anaesthetic gel is administered as for a Urethral Catheterisation procedure
- This is done under a sterile procedure.
- A 14-16 Fr Indwelling Catheter is placed into your bladder.
- The pre-made-up Mitomycin solution is installed using strict administering criteria
- Usually, 2 vials of 20mg MMC is mixed with Saline to a 50cc volume. You require 40mg.
- The catheter is then removed
- The MMC is required to stay in your bladder for 1 hour.
- Body rotation is not required.
- WARNING: Any Fevers require urgent attention
- Some local discomfort may be experienced.
- Your voiding nature will change within the next week
- You may experience some urinary frequency
- You could develop a fever requiring urgent attention.
- Some patients may experience severe pain when/ if the tumour was resected very deep.
NB! Each person is unique and for this reason, symptoms may vary
- This will be done every week for 6 weeks
- 6 weeks after this a check Flexible Cystoscopy will be scheduled as part of your surveillance protocol for your Urothelial carcinoma
- This may be repeated.
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