Diagnosis and Treatment

The Bladder Cancer Program Offers a Team Approach to Care

Our patients are seen by urologic oncologists and surgeons as well as experts in radiation oncology and pathology. In addition, our nurse practitioners and physician assistants specialize in the treatment of bladder cancer. We develop a personalized treatment plan.

In most cases of bladder cancer, surgery is indicated. Our surgical team has expertise in robotic cystectomy and neobladders for bladder cancer. In addition, the program's urologists have expertise in minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted surgery. Learn more about robotic surgery by visiting the Robotic Urologic Surgery webpage.

The urologic oncology clinic team meets weekly to go over x-ray images, pathology reports and patient history to determine the best treatment option for you. Treatments may include:

  • Repeat bladder scraping to assure that all of the cancer in the bladder is removed
  • Injecting chemotherapy into the bladder to help prevent bladder cancer recurrence
  • Surgically removing the bladder - including robotic
  • Delivering intravenous chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy

Still have questions?

The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ have answers. Call 1-800-865-1125 and you'll get a personal response from one of our registered nurses, who have years of experience in caring for people with cancer.

 

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