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12 years 2 months ago #1612 by wendy
Hi Again Ted,

http://www.photocure.com/ I was very pleased to realize that the makers of Hexvix are also doing pdt for bladder cancer. Hexvix as a diagnostic tool to improve cystoscopy has been approved in Europe and in trials in the US with approval sure to follow soon. As a treatment it's still in trials. I think you could learn more from the website from the makers of Hexvix and get more current info that the pdt page on Webcafe.

It seems like an excellent option.

Wishing you well with your BCG treatments.
Wendy

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12 years 2 months ago #1608 by Ted
Wendy,
I first learned about PDT on the blcwebcafe site.

Yes, I am scheduled to begin a full course of six weeks BCG therapy next week.

I wanted to investigate the photo dynamic therapy approach as a back up plan in case the BCG therapy doesn't produce a positive outcome. I don't mean to appear negative, but I just like to try to stay as proactive as I can with the situation as it develops.

Regards,
Ted

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12 years 2 months ago #1599 by wendy
Hi,

Maybe you can find some leads on this page:
http://blcwebcafe.org/pdt.asp Some of the researchers aren't using it anymore, but you could contact them anyway and hopefully get a name and place.

May I ask why you're seeking out pdt, and did you already try BCG?

There is a newer bladder sparing treatment, hyperthermia plus mitomycin, in trials. It's a very good treatment. More info:
http://blcwebcafe.org/synergo.asp

All the best,
Wendy

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12 years 2 months ago #1595 by mikmckna
Ted,
Sorry never heard of this before. Just did not want you to think that no one was out there.

Mike

Believe in yourself,
Mike
T1-G3, CIS
RC w/ Neobladder 8/22/06

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12 years 2 months ago #1580 by Ted
Hello everyone,

I have recently been diagnosed with T1,G3, and CIS bladder cancer.

Can anyone give me some guidence as to whom I might contact regarding photo dynamic therapy?

Thanks
Ted

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