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Condition: Cancer of the Bladder
4/15/2014 10:32:25 AM

Reviewer: wavelloyd, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
It has been 5 weeks since last treatment, still have pain while urinating, many trips to rest room, can not hold my urine, have no capacity now, gets me up 4 to 5 times every night.

Condition: Cancer of the Bladder
11/27/2013 9:19:53 AM

Reviewer: mike, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
had two six week treatments separated with a month off. Cancer is still there. was a very tring experience, lots of burning and control problems after each treatment.

Condition: Cancer of the Bladder
1/16/2013 1:50:26 PM

Reviewer: bety, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
just started on treatment

Condition: Cancer of the Bladder
9/27/2012 8:26:19 PM

Reviewer: bryanfive@aol.com, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had 15 treatments over a 1.5-2 year period. It seems to be working as I have not had a recurrence yet of the high grade tumors that were removed on 2 TUR procedures. I have had some longer than usual side effects after the last treatment in first of September. It has worked for me up to now.

Condition: Cancer of the Bladder
8/30/2012 7:07:49 PM

Reviewer: life, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
In 2010, a full course of BCG was given to my husband. During the treatment he endured ongoing bleeding and burning. The bladder cancer has been in remission so far. But, one year later, he developed a chronic cough; at the same time, his right testicle became inflamed and enlarged. Pathology showed that the testicle was infected by a side effect of BCG treatment called Dispersed BCG Infection – ... Show Full Comment

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