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"Hi All, I was diagnosed in March 2021 with T1Grade3 bladder cancer. I had the TURBT March 4th to remove the tumor and a restaging on April 1st. The cancer is currently NIMBC so I start BCG treatments this Friday May 7th. To say the least, I'm nervous as $#!+. So any comments or advice would be welcome. Thanks - Frank

  1. Frank, sorry to hear about your diagnosis and I hope your BCG is going well. My experience has been that each treatment intensifies that immune reaction. Be prepared for that intensity. I found that diversions, binging your favorite movies, Netflex, etc., helps. It also helps to be completely honest with your friends and family about what is going on in your body. I have found that almost everyone in my circle is willing to listen, empathize and wants to help.


    I am not sure if the male reaction is similar to females, but if you want more specifics in terms of impact, please reach out.


    Diane
    waltrisker@sbcglobal.net

    1. Thank you for the feedback and I'll follow-up with my progress. Much appreciated.

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