Bladder cancer is often detected early, and control or removal is usually successful. There are surgical and treatment options, although treatment is generally used to shrink tumors before surgical removal. Treatments may be biological to help the body’s immune system fight cancer cells. Chemotherapy and radiation may also be used to destroy portions of a bladder tumor.
The simplest surgical option is transurethral resection to remove cancerous cells from the inner wall of the bladder. Segmental cystectomy is surgery which removes one section of the bladder. In the most serious cases, radical cystectomy is required to remove the bladder and nearby organs, depending on the patient’s gender. There are many options for treatment/surgery abroad. India, Turkey, Austria, Thailand, Israel, Mexico and Spain all specialize in bladder cancer.