Hi George, and glad that you DID the BCG and that it is OVER for now!
To answer your question, the usual protocol is for cystoscopy every three months until 2 years clear have passed, then every six months until you are five years out, and then once a year "forever." Believe it or not, many of us get slight anxiety attacks when we go to less frequent exams!
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
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Thanks everyone for answering questions, especially Sara Anne. I've had my 6 weeks of BCG, which wasn't easy because I am still fully incontinent from prostate cancer (removal). I had to lie on the doctor's table at his office for two hours each treatment. But I am done and had the cystoscope and I am clear, thankfully.
I still cannot have the artificial sphincter put in because I will need cystoscopes in the future, and apparently they cannot be done with an artificial sphincter in place.
Is there a standard period of time for follow-up cystoscopes? Every 3 months or 6 months? I just got the results last night (Doctor caled) but haven't had my follow-up visit yet.