BCG (Bacillus Calmette and Guérin) is a freeze-dried product made from bacteria. BCG increases certain white blood cells that destroy invading tumor cells in the bladder.
BCG is used to treat bladder cancer that is localized (has not spread to other parts of the body).
TheraCys, Tice BCG Live (for intravesical use), Tice BCG Vaccine, Theracys 3, BCG Vaccine
Accumulation of pus
peeling or scaling of the skin
sores at place of injection
sores at different sites of the skin
swollen lymph glands
increase in bone pain
(percutaneous powder for injection, intravesical powder for reconstitution)