BCG with Interferon seems to have helped me more than BCG alone. I am hopeful that it, and other treatments will prove effective against CIS.
Adding interferon did not increase my already major BCG side effects. Others report a wide range of side effects - from minor to strong - it seems to be very individual thing.
Is yours papillary or CIS ? How many total BCG treatments ?
The link below is to a compiled article by Dr. Michael O'Donnell with an over view of his thoughts on interferon. He considers adding Interferon to be a positive thing.
You can use the search box and type in key words such as "interferon", and also visit the files area, or simply post questions to the group. I found this site a real asset when first diagnosed. No doctors here - just other patients with our own experiences.
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...
I have had two turbt's in the past 6 months. Had two rounds of BCG and it didn't work. Doc. wants me to do the BCG again, but with Interferon. Has anybody had this, and are there a lot of side effects, and did it work? I am new to this forum, so don't know if this had been asked before.