Carcinoma In Situ diagnosis

4 months 2 weeks ago #61178 by duhhawaiian
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Hi Sara Anne,    I had the TRBT about 9 months ago for gross bleeding in bladder. .  Then did the 6 weeks of BCG.  My urologist said the bladder looked ok after the cystoscope.   I asked about doing the maintenance BCG but he said we don't do it that way.  Had the cystoscope 3 months later and it looked fishy so I got the urinalysis.  That came back suspect so we did the biopsy.  The biopsy came back with CIS.  Would you do the BCG again or Gemcitabine like the urologist wants to do now.  Not a good situation now.  I'm thinking BCG myself.    Thank you much,     Duhhawaiian

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8 months 6 days ago #60999 by Alan
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Always good to read about sucess.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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8 months 6 days ago #60998 by Clyde
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Update: Had my 3 month cystoscopy and cytology test and both were negative for cancer! Now I'll start my next round of maintenance BCG....#'s 16,17 & 18 for me. 

The Dr did see some inflammation  in the bladder from the BCG. So far I've tolerated the BCG well. Hopefully that will continue. It's amazing how BCG can work to stimulate your own body to get rid of CIS in the bladder. I'll never complain about any minor side effects from BCG. Definitely worth it!

Good luck to all on this journey of ours!
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1 year 4 hours ago #60832 by Alan
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You are the way t. Glad for the good updates!o making this a distant memory

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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1 year 6 hours ago #60831 by joea73
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Great news to hear !!

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1 year 1 week ago #60807 by Clyde
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Update: Last week I had a Cystoscopy and cytology test. Thank God they were both negative. Now I start the BCG maintenance program. 

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