Your bladder cancer treatment plan will vary depending on multiple factors, including but not limited to your stage of diagnosis, as well as the location of your cancer. Your dedicated team of cancer experts will discuss your treatment options and plan with you, allowing you and your loved ones to consider all possible treatment options for your diagnosis.
A drug therapy designed to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells, chemotherapy may be used with radiation therapy to treat bladder cancer.
A clinical trial may be available as part of your treatment plan, ask your physician if this is an option.
A surgical procedure where the entire bladder is removed, along with some of the urethra, surrounding lymph nodes, and potentially nearby organs or tissue where cancer cells are detected.
Radiation therapy is the use of high energy beams to kill cancer cells. Radiation is sometimes given before or after surgery to help reduce the risk of the cancer coming back and can be used to relieve symptoms from cancer. To learn more Radiation Oncology and the types of radiation therapies offered at West Cancer Center, click here.
A surgical procedure performed for both diagnosing and managing bladder cancer, transurethral resection uses electric currents to remove and destroy cancer cells.