BCG treatment (like TB vax) for bladder cancer and unvaxed children - risks of shedding? - Mothering Forums
I'm Not Vaccinating > BCG treatment (like TB vax) for bladder cancer and unvaxed children - risks of shedding?
peilover010202's Avatar peilover010202 04:05 PM 08-29-2011

My MIL was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer and will begin BCG immunotherapy (essentially the same as a TB vax, according to her dr). 

 

Our boys are NOT vaxed, and I'm concerned about shedding since it's a live virus.  Does anyone have helpful articles in reference to BCG treatment and shedding?  Or can anyone lead me to some solid information?

 

This is a treatment that she'll undergo 1x/wk for 6 weeks.  And I really hate to exclude her from our boys for that length of time unless there is an inherent risk.

 

Thanks!



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