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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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GRANADOS LOARCA, E.A.  and  AMBROSIO, V.L.. Could the BCG vaccine prevent bladder cancer?. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2004, vol.28, n.5, pp.350-353. ISSN 0210-4806.

In developed countries, the incidence of tuberculous is major, and the incidence of bladder cancer is minor. Above the base of the utility of the BCG in the prevention of the tuberculous and the use in the treatment and prevention of the recurrences of cancer, it’s investigated the relation between the 2 pathology’s. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We effected a study retrospective and prospective. It’s revised the history’s of 52 cases of bladder cancer, it’s interview 100 persons, and interview medicals what to dedicate to treat patients whit tuberculous, above the existence before patient what had the 2 pathology’s or before case vaccinate with BCG what to develop bladder cancer. It’s a study effected in tree groups of patients, in a period of 14 year, between 1985-1999. RESULTS: First group: all the cases what development bladder of cancer none of them to vaccinate with BCG. Second group: all to vaccinate with BCG with prevention of lung tuberculous none of them development bladder of cancer in the course of mean of 32 year. Third group: none of the patients what to treat for tuberculous developed bladder of cancer. Never a medical interview observe case some what development the two pathology’s, or patients what vaccinate with BCG what development bladder of cancer.

Keywords : Bladder cancer; BCG; Prevention.

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