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  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. Treatment Option Overview

    Prolonged survival in most patients with superficial cancers is achieved by transurethral resection (TUR) with or without intravesical chemotherapy. Cure is not possible for the majority of patients with deeply invasive tumors and for most patients with regional or distant metastases. In North America,the standard treatment of patients with invasive bladder cancers is radical cystectomy and ...

  3. 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,..

  4. Get More Information From NCI

    Get more information on urethral cancer treatment. How to contact the National Cancer Institute (NCI) via phone (1-800-4-Cancer), online, or mail. Plus, details on how to search the NCI web site, and how to order NCI publications.

  5. Treatment Option Overview

    Information about the treatment of urethral cancer and the outcomes of therapy is derived from retrospective, single-center case series and represents a very low level of evidence of 3iiiDiv. The majority of this information comes from the small numbers of cases accumulated over many decades at major academic centers. Therefore, the treatment in these reports is usually not standardized and the treatment also spans eras of shifting supportive care practices. Because of the rarity of urethral cancer, its treatment may also reflect extrapolation from the management of other urothelial malignancies, such as bladder cancer in the case of transitional cancers, and anal cancer in the case of squamous cell carcinomas. Role of SurgerySurgery is the mainstay of therapy for urethral cancers in both women and men.[Level of evidence: 3iiiDiv] The surgical approach depends on tumor stage and anatomic location, and tumor grade plays a less important role in treatment decisions.[1,2] Although the

  6. Get More Information From NCI

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

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Bladder Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn the major risk factors for bladder cancer.

  10. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) for Bladder Cancer

    Drug details for Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) for bladder cancer.

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