Deciding Between BCG and a Radical Cystectomy

Deciding Between BCG and a Radical Cystectomy

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  • munch
    1 day ago

    Yes everyone is different, but research is showing some interesting ideas.. I had BCG x 12, TURBT, radiotherapy, all to no avail. Had i had a cystectomy straightaway, I would NOT have genital skin burn, or damaged bowel. These problem have caused a lot of pain, digestion problems limiting what I can eat, sexual activity NIL, etc etc.

    I am 18 yrs down the road, but quality of life due to the treatment,NOT the stoma, has been poor

    I can only speak from my point of view.

  • munch
    1 day ago

    Go for cystectomy every time, better than BCG burn and soreness

  • Sarah Wallin moderator
    1 day ago

    @munch, it’s important to remember that everyone is different, so the best treatment route for one person may not be the same for someone else. Did you opt for the cystectomy? How did it go for you? -Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)

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