How effective are the treatments for bladder cancer?

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.
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.

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What is the most effective treatment for bladder cancer in men?

Removal of cancer. Resection of tumor followed by intravesicle (in the bladder) medication is standard if care. If its in the muscle removing the bladder or chemo/radiation to try for cure. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. Read more...

Is brachytherapy with iodine-125 an effective treatment for bladder cancer?

No. Brachytherapy is not a standard form of therapy for bladder cancer. The treatment options for bladder include radical surgery or chemotherapy with radiation. Brachytherapy is a very good option for select patients with prostate cancer. Read more...
No. I-125 brachytherapy is an effective treatment for low risk and some intermediate risk prostate cancers, but not bladder cancer. Read more...

Treatments for bladder cancer?

Many. Depends on the grade (how aggressive) and stage (how invasive). Bladder cancer is first treated using a scope and camera. For some patients, that is it. For others, they require repeat resection with scope. Other treatments include "chemotherapy" put into the bladder. Those with most aggressive may require surgery to remove entire bladder. Only your urologist/oncologist can decide best for you. Read more...
Mostly surgery. . Most bladder cancers are superficial or early and urologist remove them through a cystoscope. If covers a wide area and not invaded the bladder muscle they can add local immunotherapy with bcg. If there is invasion partial bladder or full bladder surgery is needed. In those too ill for surgery then we consider radiation and chemotherapy. Read more...
Mostly surgery. . Most bladder cancers are superficial or early and urologist remove them through a cystoscope. If covers a wide area and not invaded the bladder muscle they can add local immunotherapy with bcg. If there is invasion partial bladder or full bladder surgery is needed. In those too ill for surgery then we consider radiation and chemotherapy. Read more...

Are there new treatments for bladder cancer coming to market soon?

No. No major advances that i'm aware of -- and i keep up with the journals and meetings. Read more...
There are always new. Treatments, and the potential is for them to be better, but it takes many years of tedious testing to prove it. Unlike breakthrough, like imatinib for chronic myelogenous leukemia, there will not be a magic pill. Read more...

What is the best treatment for bladder cancer?

Consult specialist. If there is a diagnosis you should see a urologist and hematologist/oncologist asap. Read more...
Ask urologist. There are different types of bladder tumors that are treated differently - ask your urologist for details. Read more...

What will happen after treatment for bladder cancer?

Nothing. After a person has had definitive treatment for bladder cancer, life afterwards can return to normal. Of course, there will be some changes, but people can usually return to a functional state in terms of walking, eating, driving. Etc. Patients will usually have to adapt to the effects of surgery or radiation with chemotherapy but will usually improve over time. Read more...
Bladder Cancer. This depends on the extent of surgery/treatment and whether part of the bladder is resected, the whole bladder - requiring a urinary division procedure - or localized intra vesicular procedures. In some cases, an adjuvant drug, such as bcg, is used inside the bladder. The best resource I use is http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/bladder/patient/page1. Read more...

What are the current treatment options for bladder cancer?

Surgery. Depending on the stage and type of bladder cancer, treatment will vary. This includes observation, instilling medicines into the bladder (bcg), radical surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. The appropriate treatment will be dependent on the stage, type of cancer, and patient preference. Read more...