Bladder Cancer Treatments

Learn more about bladder cancer treatments that might be right for you below.

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Stage
Treatments
  • Antibody-drug conjugate (ADC)

    Stage:
    IV: Advanced/metastatic
    Treatment Category:
    Immunotherapy
    Treatment:
    Antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) (Chemotherapy + monoclonal antibody)
    Suitable for:
    Suitable for people with advanced bladder cancer who have already been treated with chemotherapy and…
  • Combined-modality therapy (CMT)

    Stage:
    II: Muscle-invasive , III: Locally advanced
    Treatment Category:
    Combined modality therapy (CMT)
    Treatment:
    Combined modality therapy (CMT)
    Suitable for:
    Suitable for people with early-stage bladder cancer in cases where the tumor can be completely…
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitors

    Stage:
    II: Muscle-invasive , III: Locally advanced , IV: Advanced/metastatic
    Treatment Category:
    Immunotherapy
    Treatment:
    Immune checkpoint inhibitors
    Suitable for:
    Usually given to people who have already received chemotherapy but didn’t respond and need treatment…
  • Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)

    Stage:
    0: Can include non-muscle invasive, high grade non-muscle invasive, Carcinoma in Situ and Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma , I: Can include non-muscle invasive, Carcinoma in Situ or Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma , II: Muscle-invasive
    Treatment Category:
    Immunotherapy
    Treatment:
    Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG)
    Suitable for:

    To treat non-invasive bladder cancer that has not spread into the bladder muscle wall

  • Intravesical chemotherapy

    Stage:
    0: Can include non-muscle invasive, high grade non-muscle invasive, Carcinoma in Situ and Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma , I: Can include non-muscle invasive, Carcinoma in Situ or Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma
    Treatment Category:
    Chemotherapy
    Treatment:
    Intravesical chemotherapy
    Suitable for:

    Suitable for most people to treat non-invasive bladder cancer, where the cancer has not spread…

  • Maintenance therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors

    Stage:
    III: Locally advanced , IV: Advanced/metastatic
    Treatment Category:
    Maintenance therapy
    Treatment:
    Maintenance therapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors
    Suitable for:

    Sutable for people with locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer if the cancer did not…

BCAN acknowledges the support of our sponsors, the EMD Serono/Pfizer Alliance, for supporting this treatment matrix.

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