The word “cancer” hits everybody different ways. To most people the idea of any cancer is to think your life span has just decreased. As true as this may be, it only takes a little common sense and educational awareness to help in dealing with many cancers.
Cancer comes in many forms and one of the more common type of cancer is bladder cancer. As the name implies it begins and effects the bladder. MayoClinic.com describes it as, “Bladder cancer is a type of cancer that begins in your bladder – a balloon-shaped organ in your pelvic area that stores urine.” Older folks are the most prone to the effects of bladder cancer, but is not necessarily bound to that assumption. Bladder cancer has many believed causes, among them being radiation, infections, smoking. These are just a sampling of what is considered to be the root points to this carcinoma.
There are a variety of treatments in dealing with this devastating cancer. Some of the practiced methods for dealing with this cancer are homeopathic agents, chemotherapy and certain types of surgeries. Many treatments are not considered to be cures but simply means of combating the effects of this invasion to the urinary system.
BCG, or Bacillus Calmette-Guerin, is considered to be a strong agent in the fight against bladder cancer. BCG, in make-up, is bovine tuberculosis organism modification that is administered to fight the cancer cells in the lining of the bladder. As a immunotherapeutic agent, BCG works to advance the immune system around the cancer cells to fight off the onslaught of more problem cell matriculation. In a simplistic form, it is taking a negative agent, allowed to culture in a sterile environment and used to advance the inflammation reaction to cancer cells. Just like using a varaition from snake venom as a means to fight the toxicity of snake poison, BCG works to deal with the cancer cells in the bladder wall.
The actual administering of BCG is handled by the physician in their office. Allowing the the fluid to do its job takes some time and therefore the patient stays at the doctor’s office for a couple of hours. Once the blader walls have had a chance to be treated with BCG, the doctor usually expells the BCG from the patient. Fluids are not advised before the BCG administering This gives the treatment optimal time to do some good for the patient. Unlike invasive radiation therapy, The BCG method works to give the bacterial processes in the human body a chance to make things right.
Survival rates are dramatically higher amongst those patients using the BCG method.