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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
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Please discuss this with your oncologist; there are so many chemotherapeutic agents available, and without knowing the rest of your medical history, you should have the specialist treating you help you make this call.
If you are unhappy with that you can always get a second opinion.

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Please discuss this with your oncologist; there are so many chemotherapeutic agents available, and without knowing the rest of your medical history, you should have the specialist treating you help you make this call.
If you are unhappy with that you can always get a second opinion.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: After BCG

The BCG is attenuated tuberculoisis, and does help many superficia bladder cancers stay put.
If your bladder cancer remains not invading the muscle, in the bladder Mitomycin has been used. If it invades the muscle, time for discussion about bigger systmic chemotherapy, bladder preservation, or bladder removal.

In brief: After BCG

The BCG is attenuated tuberculoisis, and does help many superficia bladder cancers stay put.
If your bladder cancer remains not invading the muscle, in the bladder Mitomycin has been used. If it invades the muscle, time for discussion about bigger systmic chemotherapy, bladder preservation, or bladder removal.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Eric Umbreit
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Dr. Eric Umbreit
That's a good course of action. If this this fails and you have high-grade tumors recurring, then you should have a serious discussion about more aggressive treatment.
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