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View in Spanish: Solución de BCG

BCG solution (… suh-LOO-shun)
A form of biological therapy for superficial (not invasive) bladder cancer. The solution is made from a weakened form of the bacterium (bacillus Calmette-Guérin) that does not cause disease but stimulates the body’s immune system. A catheter is used to place the BCG solution into the bladder where it is held for about two hours.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.