Is Bladder Cancer Curable?

Q:

I have bladder cancer. I will go to hospital tomorrow to get the results of my medical tests and I will know the stage of my cancer then. Is there a cure for bladder cancer?

A:

Bladder cancer can be cured as long as it is detected early. The earlier the cancer is discovered, the better the chance for a cure.

Standard treatments including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy at early stage bring you great chance of survival. If it is caught and treated early, it can be cured about 98% of the time in the five years after treatment.

However, if the bladder cancer is diagnosed as an advanced one, the chance for a cure drops greatly. The five-year survival rate for people with seriously advanced bladder cancer is only around 15%.

 

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