What to Know About BCG Treatments for Bladder Cancer with Dr. Ashish Kamat

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In Episode 37 of “Bladder Cancer Matters,” host Rick Bangs talks with two-time return guest Dr. Ashish Kamat. Dr. Kamat is a professor of urology and director of bladder cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He’s also a member of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Ashish Kamat

Rick and Dr. Kamat talk about what is on the mind of many bladder cancer patients: what to expect before, during and after BCG treatments for non muscle-invasive bladder cancer. They chat about:

  • How BCG treatments work
  • What patients can expect before treatment – is there any sort of prep required?
  • What the treatment itself is like
  • What patients and expect following a treatment, including side effects
  • The “right” number of treatments, given that some patients are receiving fewer treatments because of COVID or the shortage

Dr. Kamat’s prior two Bladder Cancer Matters podcast episodes include:

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