Re: "So I shouldn't be too surprised if in the coming week's TURBT it will be CIS after first 6 BCGs."
Maybe, maybe not. I seem to have ongoing inflammation, which the Doc sees as potential CIS. So far, biopsied CIS-looking tissue has turned out to be benign. NED = No Evidence of Disease.
Thanks for the link on alternative approaches. I'm looking for ways to reduce the inflammation. Going cold turkey on coffee for 6 months didn't seem to make any difference.
>> "I wonder if we have here some solid knowledge on effective such formulas for bladder cancer?"
>> "Topic History of: Knowledge on effectiveness of Chinese traditional / herbal formulas?"
You question and topic are of interest and importance. We can all agree that it is vital to have the best, effective, available and acceptable treatments and medications possible.
When the conversation includes consideration of health care practices beyond (so called) "Western Healthcare", difficulties frequently arise because of language barriers, unfamiliar history and (lack of) perceived benefit.
May I recommend the following article, a review of the basis and value provided by the variety of different health systems - developed and practiced by generations worldwide.
6/2015 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
Tried Keytruda, stopped by side effects
Workin on a new plan for 2021
In a Cystoscopy earlier this week, red elevated zones were seen, and my prof. will run another TURBT in the coming week in order to hopefully rule out CIS
A kind patient I met outside spoke with me about her parallel Chinese traditional med. treatment.
I started investigating it a bit, came across some formulas that are considered specific to bladder cancer (t.ly/aYGg) , and also emailed prof. Yong Xia from this article www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8120318/
I wonder if we have here some solid knowledge on effective such formulas for bladder cancer?