Forum

× click new topic to start your post

BCG Availability

3 months 4 weeks ago #53221 by Alan
Sorry the read about the shortage. BCG was also short sometime again in the past 18 months however I was under impression that was solved. I personally believe BCG is the best agent for a variety of reasons. At the same time bladder washes are done with mitomycin and other "chemo" agents and they also have had some success. I would do as much research as you can online and with your URO's office as I am not really up to speed with the alternative agents plus perhaps someone else will read this and have more info.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

3 months 4 weeks ago #53219 by Ilia
I have a family member with non invasive bladder cancer, and was first treated with BCG. Now the doctor say BCG is difficult to obtain in our area (we live in Puerto Rico, USA) and he will have to change the treatment to intravenous chemo. Is it true that BCG is hard to obtain? What are the effects of changing to intravenous chemo?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Not Allowed: to create new topic.
  • Not Allowed: to reply.
  • Not Allowed: to add attachements.
  • Not Allowed: to edit your message.

Users

Total Online: 1 User and 128 Guests 
Alan's AvatarAlan

Legend: Site Administrator Global Moderator Moderator Banned User Guest

Statistics

Total Messages: 48566 Total Sections: 1 Today Open: 0 Today Total Answer: 1
Total Subjects: 6012 Total Categories: 10 Yesterday Open: 0 Yesterday Total Answer: 0
Total Users: 6827 Latest User: Psur45
Powered by Kunena Forum