MD Anderson is my backup if I ever have to re-do any steps. I have two friends that also have had BC and BOTH went to MD Anderson and BOTH were assigned Dr. Kamat. They have nothing but glowing comments. He is very thorough!
DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.
Part of the continuing care plan will depend upon the original diagnosis - high or low grade, the stage and type - papillary or CIS. BCG may not have fully kicked in at the six month point.
BCG can provide two benefits: reducing recurrence, and slowing grade advancement. Of course we all hope for immediate elimination of the cancer process; many do achieve this. Some of us do well on BCG for a while, others never do. The odds are WAY in your favor to do well.
Below is a link to more than you ever wanted to know about BCG (and other options) - you may recognize your own situation in the article, and have a strong basis for discussion with your care team; only you and the care team are familiar with your particular situation.
You are at a great place for care. Trust your care team to be up on the latest approach that matches your response. Give yourself some time; from your description it is far too early to be discouraged.
What's with this Bleeding ? 6/2015
DX: HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
Tis 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# 3
Begin year 4 with cis
2/19 Chemo #4
9/19 NED again
Until next scope