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is there a cure for bladder cancer

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience in Breast Surgery
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

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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
17 years experience in Urology
No: Usually, but not necessarily. For example, if the cancer had already metastasized then removal of the bladder would not be curative.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience in Urology
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
30 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
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).
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
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
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