Very happy to hear that you were able to finish the BCG treatments. I hope you get the best results possible with the medication. Please check in to let us know how that is going as you go through the monitoring process.
Here's to a great beach season!!!
Best wishes... Catherine
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TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Having that questionable delay, we did another complete 3X of the BCG maintenance. No problems and finished up yesterday. Next scope was also moved out to 3 months. Put positive on top of the list, and think we've got BC on the run!
Now to focus on new issue, which has fewer options. Back on a medication, needing testing every 2 weeks for 3 months to monitor results, and evaluate situation and direction. Attempts are to halt, or at least slow, progression. Looking forward to a perfect beach season soon.
Previous BCG usually had the 1 hr time 'to go'. Yes, 3 hr was a surprise. Is longer better? I don't know either. No increased side effects. Will watch final (#3) next week, and maybe drink some extra liquid after 1 hr. I always have it done early AM, then head right to work. Yes, the boss (and others) know about my bleach disinfecting process during that day. I put a sign on the potty! No need to 'frighten' others as to what BCG actually is.