Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) treatment for Superficial Bladder Cancer

BCG is a live vaccine normally used to inoculate against Tuberculosis (TB). When it is put into the bladder it causes an inflammatory reaction to occur there. This inflammation seems to destroy the cancerous cells, although it is not yet clear exactly how it does this. However, BCG has been used very successfully world-wide to treat and prevent the recurrence of superficial bladder cancer.

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Bacillus Calmette Guerin (BCG) treatment for Superficial Bladder Cancer

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