Hi Susan, Thank you for responding. I'm sorry to learn of your husband's bladder cancer. I understand it's quite treatable if it is the type most people get.
Odd... my blood calcium was not raised. My vitamin D level in my blood is quite low, though. I don't know if that has anything to do with it. It seems the older we get, the more things can go haywire.
Because my oncologist wanted to do a "re-staging" she ordered a scan of my chest abdomen and pelvis. I previoiusly had bone cancer in my twenties, seven times in eleven years. A chunk of my pelvic bone was removed. So, when the scans were done, instead of an empty space where the bone used to be, there was my bladder glowing with "calcifications". The onc didn't seemed too concerned. She said my scans were good, except for that, and IF I wanted to see a urologist, she would make a referral. I told her that I did want to see him and that's what led to the cystoscopy.
My biggest fear at the time was of recurrence of the bone cancer. Chondrosarcoma is very rare and even more rare is for a recurrence to happen many years later.
Secondarily, my concern was more for the bladder once I learned the calcifications were seen inside and not outside of it.
I personally know a woman who has had three different kinds of cancer, so it doesn't seem far fetched to me that this could happen.
I just reported to the Sprycel company that I have the bladder stones and asked if that was a known side effect. They said no.
I will have to wait until after next Monday to find out more of what's going on.