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Cysto after BCG

3 years 6 months ago #51001 by Daleh
My urologist waited 4 months to scope me following my 6 weeks BCG.
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3 years 6 months ago #50990 by sara.anne
Congrats on finishing the first hurdle!! No, that is not too long to wait. Your bladder is probably pretty angry at you right now.....the urologist would see a lot of irritation and could not tell if it was something to be concerned about or just BCG irritation. Let it heal a bit!

I once had to have a small biopsy several months after BCG because my bladder was still inflammed. Diagnosis? BCG cystitis.

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Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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3 years 6 months ago #50989 by Mike M
Hi Everyone,

Finished my 6th BCG treatment last week for the initial induction course and called my Urologist's office about scheduling the follow-up cystoscopy. The nurse called back saying the doc wants to wait 3 months before doing the cysto to ensure the bladder is completely healed up from the BCG. She said if it looks good, then the doc will start me on the 3-wk BCG maintenance program.

While I'm in no hurry to have another cystoscopy, was wondering if the 3 month wait was too long for my T1HG/CIS diagnosis? Thoughts?

12/15 - Diagnosed Ta HG, 1.5cm Pap, Focal CIS
3/16 - Began BCG following NCCN and SWOG guidelines
2/19 - Ta HG recurrence and CIS/Ta HG in right kidney/ureter
2/19 - Nephroureterectomy to remove right kidney/ureter
6/19 - BCG x 30 completed

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