Early Stage Bladder Cancer Diagnosed & Treated
Last updated: February 2023
Dark spot showed up when scanning for something else -- docs recommended urologist follow up. Cancer found. Bladder "scraped" twice. First time: tissue showed cancer. Second time: tissue, reviewed, showed no more cancer. In January, over 6 weeks, once a week, the following will be administered.
BCG, the treatment that's saved so many
"Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is the main intravesical immunotherapy for early-stage bladder cancer. It’s made from a weakened strain of Mycobacterium Bovis, a vaccine for tuberculosis.
Immunotherapy is used to prompt the immune system into attacking cancer cells. BCG is a liquid drug that can be deposited directly into your bladder through a catheter. Doctors have been using this method of treating superficial bladder cancer for 40 years.
Treatment was the right decision for me
I am happy with my urologist who is affiliated with a reputable university medical school. A baseball was thrown at me, I hit the ball out of the park...as in the film "The Natural", it went into the future. My future looks good!
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