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what after the 6th BCG treatment

10 months 4 days ago #56180 by Vh9246
He had stage 0 bladder cancer. Btw thank you Sarah Anne your replys are so knowledgeable and calming.

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10 months 4 days ago #56179 by Vh9246
He had stage 0 bladder cancer.

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10 months 4 days ago #56178 by sara.anne
For high grade bladder cancer the current standard of care would suggest a six-week induction series of BCG followed by maintenance doses. The exact protocol for these can differ, but the most common is three doses every three months for about two years. This has been shown to significantly increase the effectiveness with high grade bladder cancer.
https://journals.lww.com/oncology-times/fulltext/2015/04250/New_NCCN_Bladder_Cancer_Guidelines_Add_Maintenance.14.aspx

If your husband's urologist does not prescribe this, I would want to know why.

If the original diagnosis was NOT high grade or recurrent low grade, I would want to know why BCG was prescribed.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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10 months 4 days ago #56177 by Vh9246
my husband will have his 6th BCG apt Friday. Dr said they wa6 weeks he goes in takes a peek a cysto. Now has anyone not have had to have BCG maintance after the 6 treatments? Dr isn't committing himself , it's a wait and see . I would like to know now what to expect.

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