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I JUST FOUND OUT THAT I HAVE SUPERFICIAL BLADDR CANCER AND HAVE TO GO IN FOR BCG TREATMENTS. ANYONE EXPERIENCE THAT?

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sunvly3
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I am having the third treatment tomorrow and up to now it has been a non event. Other than the cathater it is totally painless. They told me to hold it for at least 2 hours so I have managed 3 so far. I have had none of the side effects so far and the proceedure is like going into the office for a shot, it only takes a few minutes. Good luck to you--Charles

chemkat
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hi, I'm sorry to hear that you have the same thing I was diagnosed with a year ago but I had a 6 week regimen of BCG and inteferon and it was just a small blip on the radar. I had no side effects at all except being a little tired. Have you had any surgery?

chemkat
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I was diagnosed with stage 1, superficial, non-invasive bladder cancer in 7/02. The puzzling thing is the tumor was the size of a baseball. I had surgery to remove it. Treatments with BCG and inteferon for 6 weeks and am doing fine so far.I have had a couple of scares but all was negative. I sure preferred the chemo I had to the iv kind. It just made me a little tired but not sick and I didn't lose my hair.

CharleneLewis
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Joined: Oct 2003

Hi!!
Another Bladder cancer survivor out here!! I was diagnosed 3/15/2002. Did not need BCG, but had surgery and doing ok. I pray that all will be well with you. Keep us posted, please.

Charlene

chemkat
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I am just anxious to know how you are doing? I have been cancer free for 18 months and I went in for a routine 3 month cystoscope at Emory last Tues and he found a small (pimple size) tumor in my bladder. He took 2 biopsies and burned it off in the office. Ouch...but I didn't want to wait..I won't hear back from the pathology until after Christmas. He said it looked superficial like my first tumor but I'm just afraid if I have reoccurences my urologist will want to remove my bladder. I am 51, female, and have never smoked......go figure..... right?

eyes2
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Joined: Dec 2003

This is my first time on this posting so hope I'm doing it right. I had surgery in 1/03 and then had 6 BCG treatments found two more polyps and had them removed 6/03 had 3 more maintenance BCG treatments and had yet another scope this past Monday and foud two more tumors going in for surgery 1/04. I guess the treatments are not working for me but they will try something else. The BCG treatments did have more intense side effects with each treatment but totally tolerble. I never smoked, and I am female not quite the criteria for bladder cancer

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