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Interferon. Has anyone had good results?

2 months 4 weeks ago #56243 by cltyxx
Vince,

Great to hear your good news! I will start my maintenance from early Dec and finish before Chrismas.

Take care and hope all the folks good luck ahead!

Cltyxx

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2 months 4 weeks ago #56242 by VinceD
That is great news! My latest check also came back negative on the cytology. However, I am still showing inflammation in the bladder. Doctor thinks this may have been due to the the interferon, so they will take me off of interferon for the remainder of the maintenance treatments.

I start the second round of 3 maintenance next week.

Vince

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2 months 4 weeks ago #56241 by Alan
Always good to read about good news!

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.

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2 months 4 weeks ago #56240 by cltyxx
Just want to share some good news! I had another cysto last Tuesday and it came back clear. Cytology results not known yet.

A good relief for the holidays!


Cltyxx
Diagnosed on 03/23/2017
TURBT#1 04/06/2017 and #2 05/26/2017, HG T1
BCG 6 treatments finished on 08/11/2017
Cysto: 11/14/2017 Biopsy: 11/27/2017 Still There!
TURBT #3 01/05/2018, No Cancer found
BCG+ Interferon 6 treatments in March'2018, Cysto Clear on 06/26/3028
BCG+ Inferferon 3 maintenance treatments in July'2018, Cysto: 11/13/2018 clear!

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6 months 4 weeks ago #55626 by VinceD
Yes, after my first 6 treatments with BCG alone, we still found cancer after the biopsy. I was then started on another 6 treatments using BCG + Interferon. My biopsy after that round of treatments was clean. I just completed my first round, 3x maintenance treatments using BCG + Interferon 7 weeks ago. I will get checked every 3 months, (cysto and urine cytology) and if I remain cancer free, we will do the maintenance treatments every 6 months over the next two years. So I am scheduled for a check up in August and likely 3x treatments in November.

Vince

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6 months 4 weeks ago #55624 by tmcbladder
Has the interferon cleared those up for you?

DX:11.2017, TURBT 11.2017 and 12.2017 to determine stage. (1) Papillary HG. BCG - 6 rounds 2.2018. BC clear 3.2018. BCG- 3 weeks 5.2018. Reoccurrence & TURBT 6.2018. (4) papillary HG & (1) CIS tumor. Next is cystectomy on August 15, 2018 (Neo Bladder)

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