I recently had a TURBT resection of a non invasive, but high grade papillary urothelial carcinoma (complicated by a bladder wall perforation). I was told in followup today that although BCG treatment is indicated, there is a worldwide shortage of it so it is being reserved for more serious cancers. I was advised to start Intravasical Gemzar infusions instead.
What do people know about this shortage and is it really worldwide - or just in my little corner of western North Carolina.?