Best of luck Joe. The Interferon along with BCG is a good thing. Just be sure your doc knows that you prioritize length of life over length of keeping your bladder. Nothing wrong with trying another round. Keep VERY close watch though. One more time and get that rascal out of there. VERY close eye.
Thank you Mike and George. It really hit me when I read your points of view.
I called my doctor, who is no slouch. He's Chief Oncologist Genitourinary Disease at Mass General here in Boston. We have a consult next week as a result. He still wants to have me run my BCG course but one piece of info I missed was that I will have Interferon as well. Bladder removal is on the table and we'll be discussing this next week as well.
So I'll keep you posted and wish we luck.
Diagnosed: 01/2012 - TCC CIS
All Clear: 06/2012
Diagnosed (Again): 02/04/2013 - TCC CIS
All Clear (Again): 05/03/2013
Diagnosed Yet Again 10/15/2014 - RCC
Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA.
Joe, sorry you have had a recurrence but like Mike and George say...get it out, get it all out. I would definitely get a second opinion on where to go from here. It just the best thing to do...get that second opinion.