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Gembiticine series after non response to BCG

9 months 1 week ago #55788 by JES1968
Good for you! I hope I get a similar result.

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9 months 1 week ago #55785 by sara.anne
Very good news Keep up the good work !

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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9 months 1 week ago #55784 by Jfoutz
Just an update on my tests after gemcitabine. I went for my 2nd cysto after receiving 6 series of the gemcitabine in December, on August 27th and my bladder was clear, I got my cytology report today and no cancer cells present. I know the odds were not in my favor, but so far it has worked. After two years, three TURBTs, 18 BCG treatments, 6 gemcitabine treatments I finally got my first clear cytology in April and now a second one! So keep trying whatever they offer you, you might be in that 30%.

Hematuria 4/2016
TURBT 5/2016
BCGx6 7/2016
Reoccurrence & TURBT 2/2017
BCGx6 4/2017
BCGx3 7/2017
TURBT 10/2017
Gemcitabine X6 12/2017
Cytology negative 4/2018
Cytology negative 8/2018

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9 months 3 weeks ago #55725 by Jfoutz
I’m a little late in responding but I received 6 treatments with gemcitabine and finished end of December. My 3 month cysto was clear with a negative urine test also, finally after two years I got a clean test. The doctor told me to come back in 4 months since mine kept coming back with the BCG instead of 6 months. I’m headed back for my cysto tomorrow. I will update after my appointment. Please let me know if you out received the treatments please.

Janice

Initial diagnosis 4/2016

Hematuria 4/2016
TURBT 5/2016
BCGx6 7/2016
Reoccurrence & TURBT 2/2017
BCGx6 4/2017
BCGx3 7/2017
TURBT 10/2017
Gemcitabine X6 12/2017
Cytology negative 4/2018
Cytology negative 8/2018

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11 months 4 weeks ago #55484 by Jack R
Jes1968

There are some prior comments about the BCG alternatives on this site, as well with a google search. Click the SEARCH tab on the menu bar at the top of the page, and enter one of the following terms for each search:

"intrarvesical gemcitabine" and intravesical gemzar"
as well as
"intravesical mitomycin" and "intravesical MMC"

Best
Jack

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 , round 3
Begin year 4 with cis

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11 months 4 weeks ago #55468 by JES1968
Has anyone with NMIBC recurrences had intravascular gemcitabine? I mean a series treatments installed thru a catheter after non response to BCG treatments? I would be interested in hearing about experience.

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