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3 years 6 months ago #48854 by Jay
Well, Wednesday came and my PSA was 0.064 which is the standard for excellent! They'll check again in 3 months and there should be no change.

I'm hoping my doctor will let me start my BCG maintenance the beginning of July. He wants my continence from the prostate operation to be back to normal, which is going rather well.

I really don't want to wait too much longer either way, looks like I've beat the prostate cancer and I sure don't want the bladder cancer to ever get ahead of me!

Jay

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3 years 6 months ago #48843 by Jay
Thanks once again, Jay

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3 years 6 months ago #48842 by sara.anne
There really isn't any time table set in stone for BCG. It is just what is "usually" done. This delay wouldn't have anything to do with the previous one.
You will be just fine!!

SA

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #48841 by Jay
Hi Sara.Anne:

I remember when I first started my BCG treatments on Jan. 5th. Then there was the shortage and my second one was on January 26th and then the next 4 weeks. You had mentioned that the delay shouldn't matter much? When you say that, is that because the reoccurrence is a slow process. I don't know how long I had my original tumor which was small, but I'm sort of a stickler when it comes to scheduling things, if possible. So, I guess my inquiry is, (and I know everyone can be different,) is the reoccurrence between maintenance slow or it's enough time to battle it?

As always, A BIG THANK YOU:-) Jay

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3 years 6 months ago #48840 by Jay
Thanks Sara.Anne! I really appreciate your time! This Wednesday can't come soon enough. Jay

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3 years 6 months ago #48839 by sara.anne
Hi Jay! So glad to hear that you are doing well and that the worst part (the surgeries) are behind you.

Also glad to hear that you are going to be doing the maintenance BCG....studies have shown that it does increase the effectiveness of the treatment significantly. Think you are going to have to depend on your doc for advice here...they certainly do not want to give you BCG if there is any chance of your surgical sites note being completely healed.

The fact that you did the first course of treatment means that you have gotten some real good from it already. The delay should not be a problem. But let them know that you are "ready and able."

Sara Anne

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