Category: BCG

The cancer nobody cares about: BCG shortage tied to Merck's manufacturing delays

Since 2012 BCG, the gold standard treatment for stage one bladder cancer, has intermittently been unavailable to patients on an international scale. A BCG shortage stands most of us in my community completely still. Imagine, if you will, the possibility of having your cancer treated successfully with a drug injected into your bladder over six... Read more »

Any kind of cancer is a big deal

I participate in an online support group for people with bladder cancer. Today Angela posted, “When I tell someone I have bladder cancer their reply is ‘Well that’s no big deal. If you’re ever going to get cancer that’s the best one to get.’” Reading that–I can’t even imagine hearing it–is like running headlong into... Read more »