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1st 3 Month Cysto All Clear

7 years 9 months ago #36797 by sara.anne
That is good news!! And don't be afraid of reducing the BCG dose...most of us have ended up that way. I was 1/3 at the end.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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7 years 9 months ago #36796 by DougG
Glad to hear your good news, Mark!!! :)

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7 years 9 months ago #36795 by Markq
Got the good news today after my Cysto was postponed from last week due to the doctor being called away to an emergency. He pretty much left the question of BCG maintance up to me after the Cysto was finished. He said if it was CIS he would definately recommend maintance, but since I don't have CIS he could go either way. He said in his experience less than half the people complete the maintance regemine in his practice due to various reasons.

I figure I handled the 1st round without too many complications and I want to increase my long term rate of success. Everything I've read here as well as other sources suggest a maintance regemine is preferable to stopping after induction. I don't have CIS, but I am a G3 so I'm going to start maintance at full dose in 2 weeks. If the side effects become intolerable then I'll ask about a dosage reduction vs stopping.

47 yo, Ta G3
Diagnosed 11-24-10
BCG induction starting 12/17/10 followed by BCG maintance.

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