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Old 08-21-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Who has had BCG treatments?

I had bladder surgery for removal of a non-invasive papillary urothelial cancer, low-grade TA. My doctor said I have a choice of BCG treatments or no treatments. I'm getting a second opinion from another doctor on Aug 22. I've done a lot of reading on this cancer and have pretty well concluded that I should take the BCG treatments even though there is no guarantee of no recurrence. I'm afraid if I don't take treatments, my temperment being what it is, I will always fear and worry the rest of my life; whereas, if I take the BCG at least I feel like I'm doing something. I hate making decisions with fear as the motivator but that is the world I'm living in. I'm asking those of you who have had BCG treatments to tell me what side effects you experienced. Thanks so much.