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mitomycin treatments (are they worth it?)

6 years 3 months ago #42895 by Moonerj
I would think based on my reading of MMC that 2 hours is sufficient to hold in the bladder, then drink water for the next few hours to flush it out of your system. MMC has success with non invasive low grade bladder cancer, whereas BCG is the gold treatment for high grade and CIS. Good luck with your treatments.
Jack

TA Grade 1
3 Turbts
30 BCG Treatments
Cancer Free since Nov 2007

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6 years 4 months ago #42846 by survivor
Glad to see you didn't have any issues. I was asked to hold it for 2 hours. Just make sure you don't drink any liquids 2-3 hours prior to the procedure. I am on a monthly dosage now.

S R
Kidney Transplant 1998
Upper Tract TCC, Dec 2004
Native kidney Right Nephroureterctomy Dec 2004
Non invasive bladder cancer,High Grade, Ta,TURB Jan 2012
Native kidney Left Nephroureterectomy Feb 2012

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6 years 4 months ago #42835 by mmc
Glad it went well!
I forget how long to hold but that is one to just do whatever your doc says.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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6 years 4 months ago #42834 by chrlieklem
I am happy to say I had my first treatment this past Friday morning, and everything seemed to go much much better than I expected. I held the mitomycin in the bladder for 3.5 hours. Do I want to hold it in that long? Any way I am so happy that I found this site and all the great people, with great wisdom! Thank you all for the encouragement!

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6 years 4 months ago #42569 by mmc
I understand. When I failed BCG and they were switching me to mitomycin I wound up reading the drug insert online and read all that SCARY stuff before I figured it out it wasn't for bladder treatment.

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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6 years 4 months ago #42568 by chrlieklem
Thanks Mike, My doctor also reminded me of the same as I was leaving his office on Monday. And of course I completely forgot and started researching God knows what!

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