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8 years 5 months ago #39725 by Lynda
hi IW -

Sorry to hear you're looking at BC treatments. I would really push your insurance for that 2nd opinion (quickly). You are your own best patient advocate. Also, your Uro is your best friend in all this. I would strongly consider his knowledge over any holistic treatment. (think Steve Jobs....) Others on the forum that have had BCG will find your post and chime in. Good luck with this BC road. It's bumpy, but you will make it to the other end.

Prayers with you -

Lynda

Lynda

3 years UTIs
Indiana Pouch - July 2010
Pulmonary Met. - May 2011
Chemo started June 2011

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8 years 5 months ago #39724 by inland1der
I have been following different peoples posts, and it seems as though, while it does not seem excrutiangly horrible, the bcg treatment scares me to no end. I am waiting for the insurance company to ok me for a 2nd opinion, and in the meantime, I would ask if at the in situ stage of the cancer, has anyone had anything other than the bcg? Has anyone ever tried any alternative approach such as holistic? Another fear I have is about the bleeding. I am A-Fib and take coumadin. I know these are some of the things I need to explore with a uro, but I like to hear infor from actual patients. Thanks

I have really gained some insight into this disease and appreciate the support all who who have responded to my queries have given. Thank you

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