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What is the treatment for bladder cancer?

Q: I want know about 3rd stage of bladder cancer. Is it possible to remove the tumour through operation? What is the best treatment for bladder cancer?

A:Treatment of bladder cancer depends on its depth of invasion. 1. Superficial cancer (not invading muscle) can recur many times and requires removal of tumour by cystoscopy each time. In addition, the patient should also be given intra-vesical BCG. These patients live for many years. 2. Invasive cancer (invading cancer) requires either removal of whole urinary bladder or radical radiotherapy.

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