Different types of standard treatment are available for patients with bladder cancer: surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, biological therapy
New types of treatment are being investigated in clinical trials
Bladder cancer in the early stages can often be cured
. The prognosis (chance of recovery) depends on the following factors: the stage of the cancer (whether it is superficial, or invasive and has spread to other parts of the body), the type of bladder cancer cells (and their appearance under a microscope), whether carcinoma in situ is found in other parts of the bladder, the patient’s age and general state of health.
If the cancer is superficial, the prognosis also depends on the following: the amount of tumor present, the size of the tumor, whether the tumor has recurred (come back) after previous treatment.