Like any other treatment, bladder cancer treatment also depends on several factors like-the type of cancer, grade of the cancer and stage of the cancer, which are taken into consideration along with your overall health and your treatment preferences.Bladder cancer treatment may include: Surgery, to remove cancerous tissue or tumor. Chemotherapy in the bladder (intravesical chemotherapy), to treat tumors that are confined to the lining of the bladder but have a high risk of recurrence or progression to a higher stage. Reconstruction, to create a new passage for urine to exit from your body. Chemotherapy for the whole body (systemic chemotherapy), to increase the chance for a cure in a person having surgery to remove the bladder, or as a primary treatment in cases where surgery isn’t an option. Radiation therapy, to diminish cancer prone cells, it’s a primary option in cases where surgery isn’t possible or desired. Immunotherapy, to trigger or stimulate the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells, either in the bladder or throughout the body.
A combination of treatment approaches may be recommended by your doctor and members of your care team.