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Types of Cancer

  • Radiation Therapy for Bladder Cancer

    Overview Radiation therapy may be an integral part of the treatment of bladder cancer. However, since cancer of the bladder is not exclusively treated with radiation therapy, it may be important for patients to be treated at a medical center that can offer multi-modality treatment involving medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons. Radiation therapy or […]

  • Surgery for Bladder Cancer

    Overview The optimal treatment of bladder cancer may require involvement of several different physicians, including a urologist, medical oncologist and/or radiation oncologist. Medical oncologists are specialists in the management of cancer and use of anti-cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. Radiation oncologists are specialists in the use of radiation to treat cancer and urologists are surgeons […]

  • Recurrent Bladder Cancer

    Overview Patients with recurrent bladder cancer have cancer that has returned following initial treatment with surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or immunotherapy. A variety of factors ultimately influence a patient’s decision to receive treatment of cancer. The purpose of receiving cancer treatment may be to improve symptoms through local control of the cancer, increase a patient’s chance […]

  • Stage IV Bladder Cancer

    Overview Patients with stage IV bladder cancer have cancer that has extended through the bladder wall and invaded the pelvic and/or abdominal wall and/or has lymph node involvement and/or spread to distant sites. Stage IV bladder cancer is also referred to as “metastatic” bladder cancer. A variety of factors ultimately influence a patient’s decision to […]

  • Stage III Bladder Cancer

    Overview Patients with Stage III bladder cancer have cancer that invades through the connective tissue and muscle and into the immediate tissue outside the bladder and/or invades the prostate gland in males or the uterus and/or vagina in females. With Stage III bladder cancer, there is no spread to lymph nodes or distant sites. Stage […]

  • Stage II Bladder Cancer

    Overview Patients with Stage II (T2) bladder cancer have cancer that invades through the connective tissue into the muscle wall, but has not spread outside the bladder wall or to local lymph nodes. Patients with cancer invading the inner half of the muscle of the bladder wall have a better outcome than patients with invasion […]

  • Stage I Bladder Cancer

    Overview Patients with Stage I bladder cancer have a cancer that invades the subepithelial connective tissue, but does not invade the muscle of the bladder and has not spread to lymph nodes. Stage I disease is classified as a “superficial” bladder cancer. A variety of factors ultimately influence a patient’s decision to receive treatment of […]

  • Stage 0 Bladder Cancer

    Overview Patients with Stage 0 (Ta or Tis)  bladder cancer have the earliest stage of bladder cancer that involves only the surface layer of the bladder. Depending upon the appearance of cancer cells under the microscope, Stage 0 bladder cancer is pathologically classified as a non-invasive papillary carcinoma or carcinoma in situ (CIS). A variety […]