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    1. Bladder Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Stage

      A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.Stage 0 (Papillary Carcinoma and Carcinoma in Situ)Treatment of stage 0 may include the following:Transurethral resection with fulguration.Transurethral resection with fulguration followed by intravesical biologic therapy or chemotherapy.Segmental cystectomy.Radical cystectomy.A clinical trial of photodynamic therapy.A clinical trial of biologic therapy.A clinical trial of chemoprevention therapy given after treatment so the condition will not recur (come back).Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage 0 bladder cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of

    2. Bladder Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Proximal Urethral Cancer

      Female Proximal Urethral CancerLesions of the proximal or entire length of the urethra are usually associated with invasion and a high incidence of pelvic nodal metastases. The prospects for cure are limited except in the case of small tumors. The best results have been achieved with exenterative surgery and urinary diversion with 5-year survival rates ranging from 10% to 20%. To increase the resectability rate of gross tumor and decrease local recurrence, in an effort to shrink tumor margins, it is reasonable to recommend adjunctive, preoperative, radiation therapy. Pelvic lymphadenectomy is performed concomitantly. Ipsilateral inguinal node dissection is indicated only if biopsy specimens of ipsilateral palpable adenopathy are positive on frozen section. For tumors that do not exceed 2 cm in greatest dimension, radiation alone, nonexenterative surgery alone, or a combination of the two may be sufficient to provide an excellent outcome.It is reasonable to consider removal of part of

    3. Understanding Bladder Cancer -- Symptoms

      WebMD's guide to the symptoms of bladder cancer.

    4. Understanding Bladder Cancer -- Diagnosis and Treatment

      Learn about bladder cancer diagnosis and treatments from the experts at WebMD.

    5. Understanding Bladder Cancer -- Prevention

      WebMD's guide to reducing your risk of developing bladder cancer.

    6. Understanding Bladder Cancer -- the Basics

      WebMD's guide to bladder cancer basics.

    7. Bladder Cancer - Medications

      Medications may be used to control the growth of bladder cancer cells and to relieve symptoms.

    8. Bladder Cancer - Home Treatment

      If you are receiving radiation therapy or chemotherapy to treat any stage of bladder cancer, you can use home treatment to help manage the side effects that may be caused by these treatments.

    9. Bladder Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

      Learn the major risk factors for bladder cancer.

    10. Bladder Cancer - Other Treatment

      Radiation treatment for bladder cancer uses high - energy X - rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.

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