Hi all, I'm a new member. My biopsy from my turbt came back with a Carcinoma in Situ diagnosis. My doctor said it was superficial and we caught it early. As far as he could see I had one red spot. He is going to start the BCG treatment next week for 6 weeks then let the bladder calm down and do another cystoscopy to see if it was effective.
I'm trying to learn as much as I can about CIS and BCG. Oddly enough when I check out CIS many sites list it as "abnormal Cells" instead of a cancer. But it looks like it is high risk if it does decide to invade the muscle. So I went from thinking this might not be too bad to thinking this is high risk! I wasn't sure if I should get a second opinion or just go with the planned treatment. It appears this is the standard treatment for CIS. I have also read different views on BCG treatment. Some appear to tolerate it very well with no problems and others have problems with it. I'm also concerned that BCG does not cure CIS all the time. Hopefully there is a back up plan if BCG doesn't work. I would be interested to hear any comments or experiences other folks have had with CIS or BCG. Thanks!