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1st Experience with BCG

10 years 10 months ago #28526 by DavidW49
I have my 1st BCG treatment in 6 days. For some reason, I'm most nervous about the catheter!

David

David
T1 high grade dx 9/09
1st BCG 11/10/09

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10 years 10 months ago #28519 by sara.anne
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.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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10 years 10 months ago #28494 by rudyskier
Lauren: that was about my same response with that treatment, the only thing I can say is that it will get better.

Rudy

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10 years 10 months ago #28493 by lhpdogs
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!

Lauren

TaG1 12/05
3 recurrences
BCG started 9/09

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10 years 10 months ago #28333 by lhpdogs
Wow, 22 months! Congrats. I never went more than 18 months without it coming back so far, without any BCGs. I guess I'm on that train now.....hopefully with results as good as yours!

TaG1 12/05
3 recurrences
BCG started 9/09

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10 years 10 months ago #28331 by Moonerj
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 :)
Jack

TA Grade 1
3 Turbts
30 BCG Treatments
Cancer Free since Nov 2007

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