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Is there a cure for bladder cancer

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 29 years experience
Early stage: See a urologic oncologist. If you have early stage bladder cancer, it may be treated with bladder injections of a bacteria called bcg. This causes an... Read More
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Bladder cancer: Non-invasive bladder cancer is sometimes treated with chemotherapy placed into the bladder via a catheter. It is usually still necessary to perform i... Read More
Dr. Brian Golden
Urology 22 years experience
Probably not: The standard of care for bladder tumors is removal of all abnormal tissue, using a scope via the urethra. A chemo agent is then placed in the bladder... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 19 years experience
Yes! : There is 2 main kinds of bladder cancer. The typical superficial papillary cancer of the bladder recurs in 50-70% of the time after treatment with bcg... Read More
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Speak with doctor: I'm afraid that there are almost always chances of recurrence with cancers. In order to specifically give you the risks, one usually would need to kn... Read More
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Yes: Depends on type, location, other comorbid factors.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
Urology 19 years experience
No: Usually, but not necessarily. For example, if the cancer had already metastasized then removal of the bladder would not be curative.
Dr. Eric Umbreit
Urology 15 years experience
No: At this time, the bladder cancer stage is the most important prognostic indicator of bladder cancer returning. In patients with high-stage local disea... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 37 years experience
Bladder cancer: Early stage bladder cancer can nearly always be successfully treated without major surgery. It is important to follow the surveillance cysto protocol... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
Cancer: It is a cancer involving the lining of the bladder that will spread into the muscle layers of the bladder if left untreated. It is a malignant conditi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
Yes: Bladder cancers can very aggressive and recur despite treatment with radical surgery and/or chemotherapy. There is no way to be sure who will develop ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Yes: Most bladder cancers diagnosed in the us are, however, very early in their presentations (stages 0 or 1), and therefore curable. However, a neglected ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
Maybe: Bladder cancer is generally not painful until it has spread to local organs and structures. If it contained to the superficial lining of the bladder w... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
Usually not. : The vast majority of bladder cancers are linked with environmental factors, especially smoking. Many epidemiologic studies have looked at the role of ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Fairly...: There are about 68-70, 000 new cases of bladder cancer each year; and the most common type is transitional cell(from the inner lining of the bladder).
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