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3 years 10 months ago #50628 by Mike M
Hi Anthony,

Glad you found Steve's blog helpful and best of luck on your post-BCG cysto next week!

Keep em flyin!

Regards,

Mike

12/15 - Diagnosed Ta HG, 1.5cm Pap, Focal CIS
3/16 - Began BCG following NCCN and SWOG guidelines
2/19 - Ta HG recurrence and CIS/Ta HG in right kidney/ureter
2/19 - Nephroureterectomy to remove right kidney/ureter
6/19 - BCG x 30 completed

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3 years 10 months ago #50627 by anthonyve
Hi Mike,

Thanks heaps for pointing me to Steve Kelley's blog - very helpful indeed.

I've decided to definitely press on with keeping a slightly alkaline PH; as Steve says, can't hurt but could help.

I hope your BCG treatment gives you a great outcome.

I'm in for my next post BCG Cysto next week - fingers crossed.

All the best from a fellow airman - 20 years in the Australian Air Force.

Cheers,

Anthony

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3 years 10 months ago #50626 by Mike M
Anthony,

You might look at Steve Kelley's blog, "Got Bladder Cancer", for discussion of the Alkalinity question. He talks about a checking your PH daily and taking baking soda to achieve and maintain a certain alkaline level to help thwart the cancer cells. I was just diagnosed with CIS and plan to explore the baking soda as an additional weapon in the cancer fight along with BCG treatment.

- Mike

12/15 - Diagnosed Ta HG, 1.5cm Pap, Focal CIS
3/16 - Began BCG following NCCN and SWOG guidelines
2/19 - Ta HG recurrence and CIS/Ta HG in right kidney/ureter
2/19 - Nephroureterectomy to remove right kidney/ureter
6/19 - BCG x 30 completed
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3 years 10 months ago #50608 by sara.anne
I would suspect that if there were anything to this, our doctors would be recommending it already. The best advice...don't fool with Mother Nature!!!

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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3 years 11 months ago #50309 by anthonyve
I have recently finished a course of BCG for Carcinoma in Situ, thought to be caused by radiation therapy I had a few years ago for Prostate Cancer.

The three month, post treatment cystoscopy and biopsy have come back clear. Whew!

However, I understand that BC, and CIS in particular, have a high recurrence rate.

I have read that bladder cancer cells prefer a slightly acidic environment in the bladder.

So I'm wondering if it's worth taking daily Bicarbonate of Soda to increase the urine alkalinity, and have a couple of questions.

Does anybody know anything about doing this and has anybody heard of any long term side effects of maintaining a slightly alkaline urine this way?

Thank you for any advice.

Cheers,

Anthony.

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