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what after the 6th BCG treatment

1 year 11 months ago #56294 by Alan
Answering in reverse to your questions. Yes, the rash could be a reaction. Also, this time of year in many parts the air gets drier so it could simply be dry air. Or, sensitivity to soap etc. If not too bad I'd simply watch, observe and mention at the next appointment.

Stage 0 is about as good as it can get. Most of us have gone through the initial 6 and some additional protocol. After 6 I believe the evidence shows having more is therapeutic. At the same time many eventually drop out to bigger reactions and sensitivity to completely finish extras. Perhaps the most popular 1 installation a week after 3 months for a year then every 6 months and repeat. I have seen one a month for 12 months after the first 6. My URO had me do 6, 6 off then 6 more. Everyone is different in grade and stage plus each of us have different tolerance to BCG.

Having follow up scopes is perhaps the most important in all of this. Nothing beats looking into to see what is going on.

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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1 year 11 months ago #56290 by Vh9246
my husband will have his 6th BCG apt November 9th. He was stage 0 non invasive .Dr said that in 6 weeks he goes in takes a peek a cysto. Now has anyone not have had to have BCG maintance after the 6 treatments? Dr isn't committing himself , it's a wait and see . I would like to know now what to expect. Also after the last treatment he developed a small rash on his ankle . It's going away slowly but can that be a side effect of the BCG?

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