This medical procedure is extremely helpful in treating early-stage bladder cancer. It also prevents cancer from recurring.
Steps to take before Intravesical BCG
Inform the doctor if you have a low immunity, allergic reactions, any past infection in the bladder, or any present infection in the body. You will not be allowed to drink any fluid for 4-6 hours before treatment. Our doctors at Medanta will prepare you thoroughly for the surgery.
What happens during Intravesical BCG?
Under the procedure, the medicine reaches your bladder through a catheter (tube). The vaccine is inserted through the catheter to kill the tumour cells. BCG is directly fitted into the bladder (using catheter), and the remaining job is done by the body’s own immunity, under this form of treatment.
After Intravesical BCG
You will be allowed to go home after a few hours, post treatment. Let your nurse know when you are going to pass urine into the toilet, as the liquid has to be bleached and then flushed. Your doctor will give you a few medications to relieve the side-effects of this procedure.