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10% BCG Effective?

10 years 4 months ago #25868 by Moonerj
Hi Al

I had TA Grade 1 Tumors.
My History:
Turbt followed by 6 BCG Weekly
Turbt TA GR 1 found, followed by 6 BCG Weekly
Turbt TA Gr 1 found, followed by 6 BCG Weekly
Cysto Clear, followed by 12 monthly maintenance BCG
Have had 5 Clear Cystos now.
Now cancer free 17 months.

So it took a while for the BCG to work for me.

TA Grade 1
3 Turbts
30 BCG Treatments
Cancer Free since Nov 2007

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10 years 4 months ago #25867 by Nix
I should have said it wasn't effect for my Ta - since I had a re-occurrence 6 months after the series of 6 BCG. My Uro said BCG is usually effective with CIS.
Plus the fact I am on maintenance for the last 18 months, I haven't had my Ta or CIS return.................yet.

Nix

Nancy S
Ta CIS
dx Ta 11/06
dx Ta CIS 10/07

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10 years 4 months ago #25866 by alsimons
Now I am more confused than ever. Why isn't BGC affective for ta?

Al

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10 years 4 months ago #25861 by Nix
What I would love to hear is "This will 'cure' your bladder" - but that will never happen. A couple of years ago, I asked on this Forum if any one had CIS and followed all the BCG maintenance had long lasting results, and nobody answered. So maybe if you are on l year check-ups and had great results, you really don't read this site? It does seem most people that post are going thru the treatment right now.
Right now my Uro says, everything is going as well as it can. No re-occurrence in 18 months.
As I am sure as everyone does, I do the Happy Dance for a while, then start to worry before my next cysto.
It is great having this forum and knowing I'm not the only person going thru this:-)

Nix

Nancy S
Ta CIS
dx Ta 11/06
dx Ta CIS 10/07

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10 years 4 months ago #25860 by Joey
We are following the same paths. Does your doctor feel positive that you can keep this at bay for a while without rec/progression?

Joey

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10 years 4 months ago #25859 by Nix
Joey,
I had series of 6 when first dx'd in 06 with just Ta. Then 6 months later I had CIS. Since BCG is not effective for Ta, my Uro thought we would try another round of BCG for the CIS - once again first series of 6 then for a year every three months a series of three each maintenance and since last Nov I am every six months series of three. When I was receiving BCG every three months, I had chills, slight fever, etc - but never bleeding.
Now I don't have chills, but I do get a lot of pressure that lasts for several days. I am hoping the 10% is effective - I guess I will see!

Nix

Nancy S
Ta CIS
dx Ta 11/06
dx Ta CIS 10/07

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