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BCG Shortage and the Current Treatment of BlC

3 years 8 months ago #48507 by DougG
Happy to see options for those who can no longer take BCG. :) Thanks for sharing, Sara Anne!

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3 years 8 months ago #48506 by MadLove
Thank you for sharing. It is very timely information. We are expecting the path report from my husband's first TURBT at any time now.

Husband's journey:
01/2015 1st cystoscopy
03&04/2015 TURBTs-CIS
07/2015 Finished BCGx6
08/2015 biopsy-BENIGN!
10/2015 Finished BCGx3
12/2015 Cysto, redness
01/2016 TURBT, Benign
04/2016 Cysto
05/2016 Finished BCGx3
07&11/2016 Cysto's
1/2017 Finished BCGx3
2/2017 Cysto, redness
3/2017 TURBT, Cysto...

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3 years 8 months ago #48505 by sara.anne
note; I posted this under the topic "Articles of Interest" but have also copied it here for all BCG patients to see

This is a summary of what I thought was a very interesting paper given a few weeks ago at the 2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium . It not only discusses the current BCG shortage, what might be done for patients in the interim, but also the current Best Practices for treatment of bladder cancer.

Well worth reading by all patients, and not too technical.

http://gucasym.org/alternatives-bcg-immunotherapy-bladder-cancer-treatment-during-drug-shortages

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