U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 43-year-old member asked:

My grandfather who's 90 just got diagnosed with bladder cancer. what is the prognosis for someone this old?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Bladder cancer: Bladder cancer treatment is based on stage of cancer and treatment will depend on other medical issues. Most bladder cancers are early stage that requires removal of the tumor and close follow up. Bladder cancer that penetrates the muscle of the bladder wall may require surgery of part or whole bladder or chemotherapy and radiation in combination. Treatments depend on other medical issues.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Urologic Oncology 27 years experience
Depends: Sorry to hear of that, but bladder cancer is often very treatable. The grade (microscopic appearance) and stage (how deep it invades the bladder) will determine both the prognosis and treatment options. Bladder cancer is usually thought of as muscle invasive or non-muscle invasive and the prognosis often hinges greatly on this fact with some exceptions that your doctor can explain. Good luck!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 34-year-old member asked:
Would be very uncommon for a 14-year-old girl to have bladder cancer?
3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old female asked:
Is bladder cancer for female 34 years old likely deadly? Is bladder cancer high morbidity?
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
How typical is bladder/kidney cancer in a 27 year old man?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
How harmful for your health is bladder cancer for an 84 year old woman?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
What do you suggest if my 55 years old brother has metastatic bladder cancer?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Feb 10, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.