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Sarah Wallin replied to the topic BCG Treatment in the forum Treatments 4 days, 13 hours ago

Hi @gina – Welcome to the forum! We’re glad to have you here. Thank you for sharing your personal experience with BCG. You shared some helpful tips for going through the treatments. We do hear of burning and discomfort often, and encourage people to discuss those symptoms with their doctor (nice to hear your urologist gave you some…

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Alina Ahsan commented on the post, Collecting My Family History of Cancer 4 days, 17 hours ago

@gina I’m glad you’re feeling well, but I know the thought of an upcoming treatment can weigh on you. Have you had BCG treatments in the past? I hope it goes smoothly for you!
I’m also sorry to hear about all of your husband’s health concerns. We actually have a sister community for people with COPD, too, if you wanted to share with him or check…

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gailvin commented on the post, Bladder Cancer Comic: Rides to Appointments 4 days, 17 hours ago

I was very fortunate yesterday and received wonderful news following my cystoscopy. All was good, bladder looked good and no new tumors. Will begin 3 weeks of maintenance treatment followed by another cystoscopy in 3 months. BCG treatments have been successful for me so far, even with high grade tumors. Did enjoy dinner and wine. Thank you for…

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Gina commented on the post, Collecting My Family History of Cancer 5 days, 9 hours ago

Hi Alina, I am feeling fine at the moment, but not looking forward to the coming BCG sessions. Ah well, if it works, that is the most important thing and we have to put up with it.
After 45 years of smoking, my husband doesn’t have bladder cancer, but he does have COPD, with severe emphysema and chronic heart failure, so the cigs. got him eventually..

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Nina replied to the topic BCG Treatment in the forum Treatments 5 days, 11 hours ago

@DeaconBrad, thanks for checking back in – strange about just the 10th treatment being so brutal. Glad things have been smooth otherwise and hope this study goes well too. How did you find out about the study? Will you be starting before the holidays? – Nina, BladderCancer.net Team

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DeaconBrad replied to the topic BCG Treatment in the forum Treatments 5 days, 19 hours ago

Thank you for the welcome.
I recently finished my 12th BCG infusion. I am in a study program and will receive 27 treatments over a 3 year period. Things have gone fairly smooth. I was flat on my back for 3 days after the 10th treatment. Not sure what happened.
My wife is almost paranoid that she will get TB.
Recheck in 2 days.
God’s Blessings a…

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Gina started the topic Immune booster natural therapy in the forum Treatments 5 days, 19 hours ago

As soon as I was diagnosed with bladder cancer, I visited our naturopath, who is highly respected in her field. She recommended that I take a mushroom complex supplement, also Resveratrol tablets, both which are immune system boosters. I have several other friends who are naturopaths and herbalists, and they confirmed the information I had about…