Keytruda

1 month 2 weeks ago #60895 by sara.anne
Replied by sara.anne on topic Keytruda
That is very good news!

These newer immunotherapy drugs such as Ketruda are showing real promise in many cases of bladder cancer.

Keep up the good work!

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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1 month 2 weeks ago #60894 by KirkD
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I've had  at least 3-4 rounds of BCG since 2017, maybe more. I've never had a clear report. I started with low grade non invasive and graduated to high grade. 

On a recent checkup my doctor saw another patch that looked suspicious. He conferred with another oncologist. Keytruda was recently approved for bladder cancer. There is not a lot of data for concurrent BCG and Keytruda, but they could not find a reason not to do it. 
I did  another 6 weeks of BCG with Keytruda  given intravenously every 3 weeks.  

After 8 weeks past my last BCG, a cysto showed NOTHING and cytology showed NO CANCER CELLS!!!. I am now on maintenance BCG and will continue with the every three week Keytruda for 2-3 years. 

Time will tell, but I'm feeling confident. 
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