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Question about bladder cancer, is bladder removed?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Depends on depth

Superficial bladder cancer may be treated with resection, instillation of BCG in the bladder. However, if the tumor invades the muscle or involves certain areas of the bladder, resection/removal of the bladder may be required.

In brief: Depends on depth

Superficial bladder cancer may be treated with resection, instillation of BCG in the bladder. However, if the tumor invades the muscle or involves certain areas of the bladder, resection/removal of the bladder may be required.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Sometimes

Early stage bladder cancer is usually treated with removal of the tumor by cystoscopy, and then with chemotherapy infusions into the bladder. Later stages of bladder cancer are treated with either radiation and chemotherapy, or removal of the bladder.

In brief: Sometimes

Early stage bladder cancer is usually treated with removal of the tumor by cystoscopy, and then with chemotherapy infusions into the bladder. Later stages of bladder cancer are treated with either radiation and chemotherapy, or removal of the bladder.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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In brief: Bladder cancer

The answer is it depends on the type of bladder cancer and how deeply it invades the bladder wall.
Sometimes they can just take out the tumors when they occur, sometimes they put medicines in the bladder and sometimes the bladder or parts of the bladder are removed. You would need to talk to a urologist to know the best treatment plan.

In brief: Bladder cancer

The answer is it depends on the type of bladder cancer and how deeply it invades the bladder wall.
Sometimes they can just take out the tumors when they occur, sometimes they put medicines in the bladder and sometimes the bladder or parts of the bladder are removed. You would need to talk to a urologist to know the best treatment plan.
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