Treatment options are based on your type of cancer, age and overall health. Bladder cancer, if caught early, can often be cured. The main treatments are:
In the past, complete removal of the bladder was the only way to treat bladder cancer. With advances in radiation therapy and chemotherapy, doctors are sometimes able to treat the cancer while preserving the bladder. This organ preserving approach allows many patients to urinate normally rather than requiring surgical reconstruction for urinary function.