BCG starting next week.....

5 months 3 weeks ago #60054 by Lorraineanne
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What are the main complications for people with the first 6 weeks of BCG? What usually makes people shorten their treatment or take a break? Is the maintenance treatment harder generally?would you recommend short trips during the 6 weeks or is it best to stay local near the doctor? (needing to go visit an older relative ) thx L

8/20 tumor found, 2 TURB with stent, tumor resected from bladder, another portion lasered from ureter, Toa,papillary urothelial carcinoma, non-invasive, high grade, BCG began Oct 22,2020

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5 months 4 weeks ago #60051 by Lorraineanne
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Thank you, I can sleep better tonight. As you know, this whole bladder cancer thing is scarey. The more knowledge I have the more I know what to expect.

8/20 tumor found, 2 TURB with stent, tumor resected from bladder, another portion lasered from ureter, Toa,papillary urothelial carcinoma, non-invasive, high grade, BCG began Oct 22,2020

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5 months 4 weeks ago #60050 by sara.anne
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I never really felt BAD except for the day of and maybe the day after treatments.

Really, this is not that big of a deal.

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
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5 months 4 weeks ago #60049 by Lorraineanne
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after the first 6 weeks how long until you felt good again?

8/20 tumor found, 2 TURB with stent, tumor resected from bladder, another portion lasered from ureter, Toa,papillary urothelial carcinoma, non-invasive, high grade, BCG began Oct 22,2020

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5 months 4 weeks ago #60048 by sara.anne
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No. It is meant to STIMULATE the immune system.

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BCG; BCG maintenance
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5 months 4 weeks ago #60047 by Lorraineanne
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Does BCG treatment affect your immune system like chemo? In other words are you more susceptible to catching colds, flu, virus during treatment?

8/20 tumor found, 2 TURB with stent, tumor resected from bladder, another portion lasered from ureter, Toa,papillary urothelial carcinoma, non-invasive, high grade, BCG began Oct 22,2020

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