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BCG treatment

BCG treatment

BCG is a vaccine which is used to prevent tuberculosis (TB). But it’s also a helpful treatment for some early bladder cancers. BCG helps prevent the cancer from coming back in the bladder and also reduces the chances of it becoming invasive.

BCG is a type of immunotherapy. It stimulates the body’s immune system to destroy cancer cells. It is not exactly clear how BCG works but it seems that the vaccine makes the bladder react in a way that triggers the body’s immune system to get rid of cancer cells in the bladder.