BCG, bladder cancer and dental procedures

5 months 3 weeks ago #60180 by Lorraineanne
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someone mentioned to me that if you are undergoing Chemotherapy or have cancer you are supposed to let your dentist know as they should prescribe and antibiotic prior to procedures. I was confused because BCG is not chemotherapy. They mentioned that when your teeth are getting cleaned bacteria go to your stomach and this could be problematic. My guess i they were not referring to immunotherapy, only chemo. Has anyone heard about this?

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 3 weeks ago #60181 by sara.anne
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When I spent almost two years getting BCG off and on I just went about life as normal.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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5 months 3 weeks ago #60183 by Alan
My dentist on always wants an update on medical conditions. BCG has never been an issue.

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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