Thanks one more time for explaining that to me. I have decided to have my 2nd TURBT done in Dallas. Ironically I got a call from MD Anderson today, to schedule an appointment, but I found a great doctor in Dallas I think I'll stay with. I can always get another opinion from them.
Think your uro is speaking of apples and you are asking questions about oranges! Mitomycin is often used as a "wash" immediately after a TURB to be sure that no cancer seeds itself because of the TURB releasing bits of tissue. BCG is, as the others have explained, a protocol for treating high grade, non-invasive bladder cancer OR low grade that keeps returning. Occasionally Mitomycin has been used in a protocol similar to BCG .....for example when BCG was unavailable about a year ago, or if BCG doesn't work...but it is not as effective as BCG.
I think your plan to go to UTSW is an excellent one. Why not let them do the TURB?
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
Seems like each Uro decides the treatment with BCG depending on the individual. I was high grade, non invasive and am now starting my 2nd year of BCG every 3 months for 3 weeks. After the 2nd year I'll be on a 6 month BCG for a while. I didn't ask him when I'll be yearly, too much to think about right now. Jay