Just finished my three weeks of maintenance....Let's just say that the entire month of October was awful. The third treatment wasn't quite so bad...think it was just knowing that I wouldn't have to do it again for six months. We did settle on 1/3 dose for each this time.
I just keep telling myself...I gotta do this..it IS going to be worth it.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
Had my 6th treatment this morning. Now I'm bleeding moderately and peeing razor blades. What a change from the first 3 or 4 times.... so, needless to say, I'm not looking forward to my maintenance courses of this stuff next year....but in 12 weeks, if there's no evidence of cancer, I guess I have to say it will be worth it!
Fatigue is a common side effect of BCG with a lot of people me included. I have had 30 treatments, and the fatigue got worse as the number of treatments increased.
Well worth the side effects in my case, now nearly 2 years cancer free
TA Grade 1
30 BCG Treatments
Cancer Free since Nov 2007