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Medical Reference Related to Bladder Cancer

  1. Treatment Options for Recurrent Bladder Cancer

    Treatment of recurrent bladder cancer depends on previous treatment and where the cancer has recurred. Treatment for recurrent bladder cancer may include the following: Surgery. Chemotherapy. Radiation therapy. A clinical trial of chemotherapy. This summary section refers to specific treatments under study in clinical trials,but it may not mention every new treatment being studied. ...

  2. Stage III Bladder Cancer

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) Stage III bladder cancer is defined by the following TNM classifications: T3a,..

  3. Urethral Cancer Associated With Invasive Bladder Cancer

    Approximately 10% of patients having cystectomy for bladder cancer can be expected to have or to later develop clinical neoplasm of the urethra distal to the urogenital diaphragm. An autopsy series of patients having had cystectomy for bladder cancer documented histologic evidence of urethral neoplasm in 20% of the patients. A review from the Royal Marsden Hospital showed that those patients ...

  4. Treatment Options by Stage

    Stage 0 Bladder Cancer (Carcinoma in Situ) Treatment of stage 0 bladder cancer 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 ...

  5. Changes to This Summary (03 / 04 / 2013)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Editorial changes were made to this summary.

  6. Get More Information From NCI

    This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about Bladder and Other Urothelial Cancers screening.

  7. Stage II Bladder Cancer

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) Stage II bladder cancer is defined by the following TNM classifications: T2a,...

  8. Get More Information From NCI

    This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information on bladder cancer treatment.

  9. Stages of Bladder Cancer

    After bladder cancer has been diagnosed,tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the bladder or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if cancer has spread within the bladder lining and muscle or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the stage of the disease. It is important to know the .

  10. Stage IV Bladder Cancer

    Note: Some citations in the text of this section are followed by a level of evidence. The PDQ editorial boards use a formal ranking system to help the reader judge the strength of evidence linked to the reported results of a therapeutic strategy. (Refer to the PDQ summary on Levels of Evidence for more information.) Stage IV bladder cancer is defined by the following TNM classifications: T4b,...

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