Working of BCG in bladder

5 years 5 months ago #55804 by Alan
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Congrats and thanks for posting! Every good report helps us all.

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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5 years 5 months ago #55792 by Sean T
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Just got back from latest cysto - cancer free and no more BCG treatments!

Yes!

I am learning to relax and enjoy life in between cystos. I don't have cancer now and that's all that counts.

08/16/16 - TURBT - 1 tumor, T1HG, 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 1.8 cm, non-invasive papillary.
BCG treatments (15 doses total - last March, 2018). As of latest cysto, As of May 4, 2023 - cancer free!

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5 years 7 months ago #55540 by worob40
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Found my tumor in 2014 when BCG was in a world wide shortage. After tumor removal I had Genbenadine (?) and after second cystoscopy cancer returned. Had surgery again and BCG after a couple of months recuperation. Had tumors return again after 6 months but lasered in the bladder. Had BCG 6 weeks after treatment and next two cystoscopies was clear. Had cystoscopy today and have a questionable area that will be checked out with urine sample also. Should have results in a few days. Mean while I went to emergency room after GU Clinic to see if kidney stones were source of pain in stomach. Had CT Scan which showed a lucency on t12 so scheduled for MRI Monday. I have not had tumors invade muscle wall so wonder is anyone knows or cancer spread without this happening. I think BCG treatment for 3 weeks is a breeze. Alternative is not something I want to think about. Will give and update after I get results from MRI.

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5 years 10 months ago #54976 by Oggie143
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after 6 weeks of BCG my scope was good. I have to do 3 weeks of Maintenance in 3 months. Just when I was thanking the worst I got good news. Well I can breath easier fore 3 months. Alan

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5 years 10 months ago #54972 by Sean T
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I am sitting her now with a bladder full of BCG. I have a few more minutes to go... This is round one of three weeks. I have one more round of treatment in August if I remain C free. I hope, I hope.

08/16/16 - TURBT - 1 tumor, T1HG, 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 1.8 cm, non-invasive papillary.
BCG treatments (15 doses total - last March, 2018). As of latest cysto, As of May 4, 2023 - cancer free!

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5 years 11 months ago #54935 by Oggie143
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My last bcg treatment was 2/19/18. This was the so painful. I see dr Friday for scope and pray I never have to do bcg again. I started bcg about a year ago but the pain in my kidney was so bad we had to stop after 3 treatments. After cancer came back Dr told me I had to do all 6 weeks of treatments.

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