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Treatments for Bladder Cancer by Docs Orders Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm 1 Comment Here is a list of treatments and procedures that are commonly used to treat Bladder Cancer: BCG solution Biological therapy (immunotherapy) Bone Marrow Transplant Chemotherapy Cystectomy Cystoscopy External radiation Internal radiation Intravenous chemotherapy Intravesical chemotherapy MVAC (methotrexate, vinblasti ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer - Treatment Path Forward for 2009 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Sat 10 Jan 2009 6:53am Bladder Cancer is a dogged enemy. Chances of recurrence are extremely high. That's why radical surgery has the best survival statistics, albeit with severely compromised lifestyle (mostly not evident to the public). For Grade 3 disease, which is what I had, the stats show something like 80% chance of recurrence within five years. Only after that ... Read on »
NIH Study Suggests Gene Variation May Shape Bladder Cancer Treatment by Medline Plus Posted Wed 26 Dec 2012 12:29pm Source: National Cancer Institute - Related MedlinePlus Page: Bladder Cancer Read on »
The Funny Side of Bladder Cancer BCG Treatments - July 2008 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:19am Faster than a speeding ballet! More powerful than a loco-pollo!! Able to mount tall toilets at a single bound!!! Look in the sky!It's a bird! It's a plane!! It'sBIOHAZARD MAN!!!! Yes, it'sBIOHAZARD MAN, strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men...   CLICK HERE to read ... Read on »
Frankincense Used to Treat Bladder Cancer by Jennifer Nordin Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Feb 2010 12:00am From News.com.au, March 2009 FRANKINCENSE, an aromatic tree oil and in Christian tradition one of the three wise men's gifts to the baby Jesus, may be a helpful treatment for bladder cancer, according to a study published today. US scientists tested an enriched extract of the frankincense herb boswellia carteri on both human bladder cance ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Update to ongoing safety review of Actos (pioglitazone) and increased risk of bladder cancer by FDA Posted Wed 15 Jun 2011 4:37pm Safety Announcement Safety Announcement [6-15-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer. Information about this risk will be ad ... Read on »
Chemoradiation May Help Some Patients with Bladder Cancer Avoid Radical Surgery by Cancer.gov Posted Fri 11 May 2012 10:09pm Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that adding chemotherapy to radiation therapy as a treatment for bladder cancer may reduce the risk of a recurrence more than radiation alone, without causing a substantial increase in side effects. Read on »
Bladder Cancer - Getting Ready for BCG Treatments by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:19am The written instructions from the Urology Clinic and on theBladder Cancer WebCafe Sitewere both pretty clear: For maximum effect the solution should be instilled when the bladder is completely empty and remain in direct bladder contact for2 hours. Patients are recommended to limit fluid intake for 8-12 hours, and to have nofluid intake fo ... Read on »
Invasive bladder cancer: new finding raises treatment hope by Niell A. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Sun 04 Aug 2013 1:43am Posted  by Neill Abayon Researchers from Plymouth University in the UK have discovered a trigger that spurs bladder cancer to become invasive and spread to other parts of the body. Invasive bladder cancer is much more difficult to treat, and the discovery raises hope of new treatments that target this trigger. A scient ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer Initial BCG Treatment (#3 of 6) - July, 2008 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:19am Treatment #3 progressed from "no big deal" to "some kind of deal" this week. All day Friday there was no comfortable position - sitting, lying, standing, walking, hunched over - all equally uncomfortable. Not pain, but burning in the bladder and major discomfort. No way even to take a nap. Reading, watching TV, or doing internet/work stuff was li ... Read on »