Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.
The prognosis (chance of recovery) depends on the following:
The stage of the cancer (whether it is superficial or invasive bladder cancer, and whether it has spread to other places in the body). Bladder cancer in the early stages can often be cured.
The type of bladder cancer cells and how they look under a microscope.
The patient's age and general health.
Treatment options depend on the stage of bladder cancer.
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WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute
September 04, 2014
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