A 21-year-old member asked:
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how effective are the treatments for bladder cancer?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Quite effective: Firstly, surgery is usually successful, mostly can be cured by transurethral resection. (removal via a cystoscope) larger or more aggressive tumors might require open surgery, hopefully the bladder need not be removed, however bowel neobladders can be constructed. Many bladder cancers respond to chemotherapy +/or radiation therapy. Discuss with a uro-oncologist.
Answered on Feb 25, 2012
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Very effective: Very effective in early stages by surgery and before it spreads out side the wall of bladder, for best results early detection is important. Late stages complex radical surgery , least effective with metastasis treated chemotherapy and radiation.
Answered on Jun 25, 2020

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