Which treatments are used for bladder cancer?

Treatment options for bladder cancer include:

  • Surgery
  • Intravesical therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy

Sometimes, the best option might be combination of more than one type of treatment. Surgery is part of the treatment for most bladder cancers. Surgery can often remove early-stage bladder tumors, but new cancers often come out in other parts of the bladder over time. Removing the entire bladder is one way to prevent, but with major side effects. 

Any treatment requires close follow-up, even after a complete bladder removal surgery. 

Importantly, the treatment for different stages varies. For each stage, there’s a guideline of treatment that would suit the best for most of the patients.


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