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How soon for BCG after 2nd TURBT?

8 years 3 months ago #33750 by mmc
Sorry. I forgot to mention how long that is. Depends on your doctor but it ranges from 2 weeks after the TURBT to start up to about 4 or 5 weeks. Mine was scheduled for 2 weeks after my TURBT but was delayed by a week because I still had blood in my urine.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #33749 by Kimberly
Oops, double post!

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8 years 3 months ago #33748 by Kimberly
George, we must have been posting at the same time! I'll get the pathology report tomorrow at my post-op appointment.

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8 years 3 months ago #33747 by Kimberly
Thank you, Mike! I figured that might be the case, and now I'm hoping that's the case, because I just said yes to a consulting job which I really, really want to do.

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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #33746 by GKLINE
Kimberly
Your next step in the "steps to be, cancer free" is the second TURBT. Hopefully, you will have clear margins and that will be the end of cancer.
Right now the pathology results will determine where you are headed. If the next TURBT does not show clear margins you will make some decisions on the next step to be cancer free.
BCG treatments will start when your Urologist feels your bladder is ready, and you are too.
Maybe done immediatly, or after your bladder has a chance to heal from the surgery.

George

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8 years 3 months ago #33745 by mmc
Kimbery,

That's why we're here. Although heirloom tomatoes are great and beefsteak tomatoes are my favorite. :)

They wait for the bladder to heal after the TURBT. They don't want the BCG getting into the bloodstream. They will test your urine for blood prior to giving you the BCG treatments.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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