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I had my prostate removed in 2019 but I guess not soon enough. I have been getting PSA tests every six months since. Each test shows the antigens slowing increasing. A community doctor has been treating me since 2019. In 2021 I started urinating frank blood. It was determined I had a bladder tumor that had broken off of the bladder wall. Same doctor now treating me for both prostate and bladder cancer. I have had a cystoscopy done every 3-4 months since. I am now scheduled for my 7th bladder surgery in the last 3 years. 

The same day I was told about the most recent bladder tumor. I returned home to be told I will be scheduled for another C&P. This I think is my 5th C&P, the last was last year in June. It seems for every C&P, I was either just recovering or awaiting another bladder surgery. 

I understand that VA-B does not like to award 100% P&T for prostate/bladder cancer. But with my history of the bladder tumors returning numerous times. This is even after a 6 weeks of BCG treatments. My question is there a chance the 5th time may determine the P&T status? Or do I just continue with cystoscopy every 3 months and a couple of surgeries a year and yearly C&P's?

Thanks for any advise.



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