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BCG Treatment/TB Positive

7 months 3 weeks ago #55058 by Jack R
lgiamp,

As Sara Anne said, talk to your doctor.
Having a positive TB screening skin test does not automatically mean that you have TB.
Many people (including me) test positive because we were exposed to TB, not because we have TB.
A simple chest xray often resolves any question of TB status.
With luck, there is just a misunderstand about a TB test result.

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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7 months 3 weeks ago #55054 by sara.anne
This is definitely a question to discuss with your doctor. It is not something that you just "decide" by yourself.

Hope that you are able to have BCG....it can be a life-saver.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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7 months 3 weeks ago #55053 by lgiamp55
I have had 2 TURBT surgeries ...first in Jan. second April 10th....doctor removed first time 3 inch cancerous tumor grade 0 stage 1..treatable. First was with "white light" second surgery "blue light" he was able to clean up the remaining small cells. Doctor wants to do BCG Treatment ...however, years back I was told after testing for TB that I am TB Positive. My father had TB. I am concerned about getting the BCG Treatment if I am TB Positive. Please advise..thank you..

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