Thank you all for your responses. Doug is opposed to the chemo at this time due to the fact that no cancer was detected in the latest CT scan and all the potential side effects, especially potential damage to the remaining kidney. I've got to try to be good with his decision and try to look on the bright side of things.
This BC drug, approved in May, may not yet be on the radar. One more option. I follow drug approvals on Drugs.com. I have no other info on this drug, ask your doc if it might be an option.
Immune-Based Drug May Help Some With Advanced Bladder Cancer
SUNDAY June 5, 2016, 2016 -- Patients with advanced bladder cancer can sometimes be too old or unhealthy to withstand standard chemotherapy. However, some may gain hope from a new drug that unleashes the immune system to attack tumor cells, researchers reported Sunday.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tecentriq from makerl Genentech last month for use in treating bladder cancer for patients who've already gone through chemotherapy. It's the first new medication approved in more than three decades for bladder cancer, Balar said.
His team wanted to see whether the drug might also help patients who've never had chemotherapy due to frail health.
Excerpt From: WWW.DRUGS.COM or search " Tecentriq" or "Genentech"
What's with this Bleeding ? 6/2015
DX: HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
Tis CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one & only kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo# 3
Begin year 4 with cis
2/19 Chemo #4
9/19 NED again
1/2020 CIS is back...
4 years 4 months ago - 4 years 4 months ago#51261by koolchg
Spelt Nivolumab. An immunotherapy treatment from Brystal-Myers Squibb also called Opdivo. This product is FDA approved for some lung cancers and some melanomas, it is also doing many clinical trials on other cancers containing PD-1 cells.
Last edit: 4 years 4 months ago by koolchg. Reason: Correct spelling...