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Actos Bladder Cancer Treatment

Bladder cancer treatment varies depending on the type and stage of the cancer. Other factors, like overall health and treatment preferences can affect the type of procedures and medication used to treat bladder cancer.

The following are common types of bladder cancer

  • Biological therapy, or immunotherapy, stimulates the immune system to help your body fight cancer cells. This is typically done by taking biological therapy drugs.

  • Chemotherapy treatment normally involves the combining of numerous chemotherapy drugs used to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy is sometimes combined with radiation therapy.

  • Radiation Therapy is a treatment that involves high energy beams that kill cancer cells. A patient can undergo external beam radiation (which comes from a machine outside of your body) or brachytherapy, which involves a device which is implanted inside your bladder. Radiation therapy is sometimes combined with chemotherapy.

  • Surgical procedures are available for both early-stage and more advanced stages of bladder cancer. Surgical procedures include removal of cancerous tumors or a small portion of the bladder in patients with early-stage cancer. In patients with invasive bladder cancer, an alternative is surgical removal of the entire bladder (radical cystectomy). Surgical procedures can lead to complications including infection and bleeding.