Well here I go (My Age 74 ) I was diagnosed June 20/2017 after TUR (Transurethral Resection ) part of the tumor was removed and sent to pathologist and found non-invasive bladder cancer Ta High grade. On July 31st had rest of tumor removed TURBT (Transurethral Resection for Bladder Cancer Tumor). Today I was informed that with the second pathologist report all cancer was removed. But for preventive measures ( High Grade tumor meaning it could reoccur) I will Start the BCG Treatments. I will let you know step by step how things go.
From the time I was diagnosed I spent time on the computer to learn all there was to find out about Bladder Cancer. I recommend that for everyone.
There is a lot of information out there. I had already decided what to do on all possibilities. When my Doctor came in I was ready with questions. But first I let him tell me what he thought I needed to do. He was spot on with my decisions.
Welcome to our very exclusive club!!!! And commendations on all your research! As you know, not everything on the internet is gospel truth.....
BCG is really a life-saver for high grade bladder cancer. And there is a LOT of information here in the Forum, particularly under the topic "Non-Invasive." Just hit the SEARCH button at the top of this page. Also remember that
people who do NOT have any problematic side effects are less likely to post than those who do.
Best of luck to you
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
Sorry to all I had all my BCG treatments all went great I am now in my 3 year maintenance period had 3 appointments All great results. next appointment starting my 3 BCG precaution treatments. Thanks to all of you for asking.