I believe the worldwide shortage on BCG is receding. I would still be reminding your URO that you are ready. As far as waiting. The normal is 6 to 8 weeks anyway as you want to heal inside before any installation.. There are other chemo agents that are done locally (internally in the bladder, not systemically) also with almost the same the same results although BCG appears to be the best agent.
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.
I had a very large tumor removed and did not penetrate the muscle. I’ve been waiting for the bcg treatment for 2 months!
Is this a normal waiting time?
If not treated with bcg, will the cancer return?
How can this medicine run out?? Why can’t the government step up and help Merck with a larger production facility?
Rich in Fl