Not all urologists follow the same protocol with BCG administration. The one I had is perhaps the most common because it has been shown to be effective, particularly with CIS (Carcinoma in Situ). It consists of a 6 week induction period with BCG once a week. Then several months off and a cystoscopy check. If all looks good, the BCG maintenance begins...once a week for three weeks every three months for two years. There are other protocols used, including one that uses BCG once a month sort of forever.
Here is a good reference (there are many) that discusses this
CIS is not something to fool around with. I would discuss this with your urologist.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
The doctor did mention he would watch him for two years then once a yr after that. He has never mentioned maintence . Could this be what he means for those two years? If do what does the maintence consist of ?
Your comment has jut put my mind at ease. My husband as well in situ carsinoma . He does get fatigued .He had his 5 th treatment today . He's tolerated it well but today he had a little bleeding. Which unnerved me but I know it's a side effect. I did see in the bowl some tiny either piece of skin or scab before the bleeding started. I know that is normal too. I just can't wait for this poor man to be done with this. Thank you for the post it helped my mind set.