Thanks for responding. I looked at the web site you listed. I was not clear enough, my question was 8 versus 6 treatments in the original induction BCG treatment phase not counting any maintenance. Thanks
I am Rosemary and I am 55 years old, female with a "History" of T1 G3 disease.
I am also on my lunch hour from work so will have to say "Hey" and keep this somewhat brief.
I think to begin with that you should visit the homepage of the BLCWebCafe and take a look at the Protocol for BCG Maintenance. It's rather lengthy, but I am pretty sure that you will find your answer there.
I have had a total of 12 BCG treatments, I did try the Maintenance BCG therapy, but side effects became a problem for me. However, just let me state that many, many people tolerate maintenance BCG very well without the types of problems that occurred for me.
Good luck. Glad to have you here, and here is the place to go....
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I am a 55 year old male with TaG3 (hih greade but no invasion) bladder cancer and I have had the surgery and have had 4 BCG treatments and my urologist wnats me to have 8 BCG treatments but i have read that 6 is the standard and that 8 might even have a negative effect on the immune response plus increased risk for side effects. I would appreciate and advice, commnets or recommendations.