Treatments for Bladder Cancer are varied, depending on the nature of your disease. If diagnosed early, patients can often be cured without any loss of organs. If you have concerns see your doctor ASAP.
- BCG therapy
BCG therapy is where doctors pass drugs into your bladder to try and eliminate the cancer.
Surgery to remove the bladder and replace with an internal Neo-Bladder or an external urine collection bag.
Your GP will refer you to a Urologist to discuss options & plan a course of treatment. If you choose surgery to remove your bladder, there will be permanent lifestyle changes, so it is wise to choose a doctor with a long term view in mind. You might need to see a lot of doctor!
NeoBladder operations are the most difficult form of treatment best performed by a specialist who has a deal of experience in creating and installing NeoBladders. Doctors in Australia cure bladder cancer regularly, especially if diagnosed at an early stage.
The latest “buzz” in many cancer treatments is immunotherapy. Read an inspiring article about how an Australian Bladder Cancer patient achieved an amazing outcome with immunotherapy.
We now have an Australian Directory of Bladder Cancer Experts if you are searching for people in your area who work with bladder cancer patients regularly. If you are a medical person involved with the treatment of Bladder Cancer you can add your details to the directory here.