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What are the side effects of the BCG cancer drug?

What are the side effects of the BCG cancer drug?

Various: As stated the typical side effects are inflammation of the bladder which usually resolves. Some patients becoem intolerant and cannot receive the treatment. If BCG is absorbed into the bloodstream it can result in massive infection and (rarely) death. Bcg should never be given if there is obvious blood in the urine. Also the pt shouldvoid into the same toilet for 24 hours after BCG and add bleach. ...Read more

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I had BCG chemo for bladder cancer & developed serious infection requiring hospitalization. What other chemo drug can be used?

I had BCG chemo for bladder cancer & developed serious infection requiring hospitalization. What other chemo drug can be used?

It depends: Bcg sepsis is a known, yet uncommon complication of BCG treatment for bladder cancer. The next option really depends on your specific bladder cancer - your urologist will be bettre ablet o discuss this with you. The next option may be for intravesical mitomycing, intravesical valrubicin, or possibly cystectomy. ...Read more

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What if I have been vaccinated with bcg?

What if I have been vaccinated with bcg?

Same TB testing: In the United States, PPD skin testing is done when needed, regardless of whether a person had a BCG shot in the past. If a person had a positive skin test in the past, then his doctor may skip doing a PPD test, and just check a chest x-ray and a blood test. Many people with past BCG shots do not have positive ppd's when tested years later by their doctors. ...Read more

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How did I test positive for PPD when I had the BCG vac?

How did I test positive for PPD when I had the BCG vac?

False positive: Past use of BCG can cause a false-positive reaction to the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) / PPD Mantoux skin test. ...Read more

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Until which age can BCG cause fauls positive result on ppd?

Until which age can BCG cause fauls positive result on ppd?

Any age: This is infamous -- people who have had bcg vaccine and immigrated to another country may be forced to take TB treatment despite having no symptoms or signs. It's stupid, but that's one common feature of government. If this has happened to you, i'm sorry. ...Read more

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I was tested positive for ppd, but had the BCG vac, how is this possible?

BCG: This is an attenuated tuberculosis vaccine that gives so-so protection but does not render you proof against tb. It can itself make you have a positive ppd. Governments may require you to be treated for TB on the basis of this alone which is regrettable. Or you have have met the tubercle bacillus and beaten it, or have tb, either of which is likely to make your PPD positive. ...Read more

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Can recently BCG vaccinated kid could transfer any disease to a non vaccinated kid?

Can recently BCG vaccinated kid could transfer any disease to a non vaccinated kid?

BCG: No. What country are you from? Bcg vaccination is no longer practiced in the industrialized world as it is deemed not effective and can cause confusion when evaluating response to PPD testing. ...Read more

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My baby just had BCG shot last week.but it did not swell or scarred.what does it mean?does she need another shot?i am really worried though..

My baby just had BCG shot last week.but it did not swell or scarred.what does it mean?does she need another shot?i am really worried though..

A misunderstanding: The BCG shot is a vaccine (shot that protects a person) against tuberculosis, and the area of the shot is not supposed to swell or turn red. In fact, nothing at all should happen after the shot which is normal.

You may be thinking of a PPD (skin test for tuberculosis) which turns red if the person being tested has been exposed to tuberculosis in the past. ...Read more

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How come the BCG tuberculous vaccine is not a routine in the u.S ?

How come the BCG tuberculous vaccine is not a routine in the u.S ?

Can't test for TB: Once a person has the BCG vaccine they can't be skin tested for TB because the test will usually appear positive. Since TB is not common in the us, it's more useful to be able to do skin testing on people who might have it than vaccinate everyone and not be able to do testing. ...Read more

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What're the advantages and disadvantages of the BCG vaccine for tb?

What're the advantages and disadvantages of the BCG vaccine for tb?

BCG VACCINE: Bcg vaccine is still being given to new born babies in several countries .It is effective in protecting againt TB meningitis in children but its effectiveness against pulmonary tuberculosis is variable
usa and holland have never used it routinely, due to surveilance with monyoux test
disadvantages except making difficult to interpret motoux test in us, and not very effective for pulmonary tuberculo. ...Read more

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My son has taken two bcg.Does it has harmful effects on him?

My son has taken two bcg.Does it has harmful effects on him?

BCG: Why is somebody in usa taking bcg? Only recommended for areas with high rates of TB exposure. As long as your son is not immunosuppressed, and has no residual symptoms the two doses should not be a problem. Infection with this bacillus is inordinately rare. If he develops any symptoms take him back to doctor asap, but suspect you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What are BCG treatments?

What are BCG treatments?

For bladder cancer: Bcg can be instilled in the bladder to treat bladder cancer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: BCG bladder?

What is the definition or description of: BCG bladder?

Treatment ca bladder: It is treatment for bladder cancer in which biologic therapy is combined with bcg as it kills cancer cells.
Bcg stands for bacillus calmette guerin solution.It contains weakened bacteria that stimulate the immune system to kill cancer cells in bladder. ...Read more

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Is it posible that the cause of positive PPD is beacuse of bcg?

Doubtful: In the us, we tend to ignore the bcg status when interpreting the PPD skin test. There are many reasons for this, and one is that the effect (on the skin test) of the bcg tends to be small, and the degree of reaction we look for on the PPD is usually large (depending on your other risk factors for exposure and for active TB if you are exposed). ...Read more

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Sir I am done with 6 BCG treatments what will be next step in the treatment ?

BCG: Treatment is usually given once a week for 6 weeks. After this, you may be treated again every month for 6 to 12 months or every 3 to 6 months over the next 2 years. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the BCG vaccination hurt?

I was wondering does the BCG vaccination hurt?

A bit: The BCG vaccine, a vaccine to prevent tuberculosis, stings a bit when given and often aches for a couple of days after administration. It is not given very much in the United States because of low risk for TB & potential interference with TB testing. Many foreign born people have had it. It's given only in USA to people very high risk, and should be done only in consultation with a TB specialist. ...Read more

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Is BCG treatment lead to pain of the hips?

Is  BCG treatment lead to pain of the hips?

It's possible: But mention this to your dr. Other possibilities include arthritis, bursitis, metastases of cancer etc.Take care and god bless you! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/bacillus-calmette-guerin-bcg-for-bladder-cancer. ...Read more

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Is it suggested to get the BCG and rabies vaccinations?

Is it suggested to get the BCG and rabies vaccinations?

Not in the U.S.: These are not routine vaccinations in the U.S., where BCG is not used and rabies vaccination is only indicated for certain types of risk or exposure. ...Read more

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Why isn't the BCG vaccine given in the usa?

Why isn't the BCG vaccine given in the usa?

TB is rare here: The use of bcg in areas where TB in relatively common does slow the spread of the problem.However, TB has been rare in the us for many decades & the need for such a vaccine has not shown a true benefit. ...Read more

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Loss of bladder control after bcg?

Loss of bladder control after bcg?

Does happen.: Unfortunately, the process of bladder installations with BCG can be very irritating to the lining of the bladder and urinary tract. Frequency, urgency, burning with urination, and urge incontinence can occur. These can be normal side effects of the treatment, however, if the side effects are severe or intolerable, work with your urologist; dose or frequency adjustments can be made. ...Read more

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I had bcg. What do I do in us when TB test is positive?

I had bcg. What do I do in us when TB test is positive?

BCG: Within 3 yrs after receiving BCG most individuals do not have false positive skin tests for tb. If one has a positive PPD skin test, the overwhelming probability is that they have inactive tuberculosis. ...Read more

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In brazil the government panflets say BCG protects against leprosy. Is this true?

In brazil the government panflets say BCG protects against leprosy.  Is this true?

1st BCG vaccination: Please see this article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2238709/. Bcg has been shown clinically to impart protection against leprosy however the case for re-vaccination may not be so strong. ...Read more