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1 year 3 weeks ago #54384 by petman
Sara Anne and Jack,
As in the past I am very appreciative of the time you take to give me an articulate response to my question,
Petman

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1 year 3 weeks ago #54375 by Jack R
Petman,

While I agree with Sara Anne that the three weeks difference is unimportant, I thought you might like to see the reasoning behind the timing of treatment in the Dr. Lamm Schedule. Dr. mike O'Donnell is one of my trusted authors on BCG and bladder cancer.

The FAQs, including timing discussion, starts on about page 13 of the following.

http://thomaschallenger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Mike-ODonnell-Protocol-long.pdf

Best,
Jack

What's with this Bleeding ? 6/2015
DX: HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
T0 CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one (only) kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo , round 3
Begin year 4 with cis T0

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1 year 3 weeks ago #54370 by sara.anne
There are many different protocols for BCG treatments, and none are set in stone. The one your doctor is using is just as valid as any other. A three week difference will not make a bit of difference.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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1 year 3 weeks ago #54368 by petman
I believe based upon comments on this Forum that between the series of 3 BCG treatments it is 12 weeks from the 1st of the prior BCG treatments to the 1st of the next series of 3.
My doctor believes it is 12 weeks from the last treatment of the prior to the 1st of the next.
The doctor's position would make it 3 weeks longer between the starts of treatments than my position. Does it make a difference? If it does, can anyone give me respected medical references in support of 1st to 1st.
Petman

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