Thursday, August 19, 2010

Peter

As most of our family and friends know, Peter was diagnosed with bladder cancer.  We are very fortunate, that is is a low stage of the disease.  Most of you asked me what the treatment will be and to explain it better, I have found this article:
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) (BCG) is considered the most effective intravesical immunotherapy for treating low-stage bladder cancer. BCG, a bacterium that is sometimes used to vaccinate people against tuberculosis, is given directly into the bladder through a catheter. The body’s immune system responds to BCG. Immune system cells are attracted to the bladder and activated by BCG, which in turn affects the bladder cancer cells. It is usually given once a week for 6 weeks. Sometimes long-term“maintenance” BCG therapy is given.
Peter was given the long-term maintenance plan, which means that for the next year and a halt, he will have to undergo this treatment every 6 months.
In the waiting room of the Foss Wing at Geisingers
Lunch at Geisingers wasn't bad and we had sandwiches.


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