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/ Updated October 27th, 2021

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Treatment: Surgical Options

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  • Several factors go into the choice of surgery for bladder cancer, including the location of your cancer and whether and how deeply the tumor is invading into the muscle.
  • For patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, treatment will most likely consist of transurethral resection of visible bladder tumor (TURBT).
  • Total removal of the bladder is recommended for patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and the goal is to cure the cancer.

Treatment: Surgical Options

  • Several factors go into the choice of surgery for bladder cancer, including the location of your cancer and whether and how deeply the tumor is invading into the muscle.
  • For patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, treatment will most likely consist of transurethral resection of visible bladder tumor (TURBT).
  • Total removal of the bladder is recommended for patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and the goal is to cure the cancer.
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