Cancer Treatment Options: Making a Decision

As you make a treatment decision, you want to be confident in your treatment plan. There are several things to consider in the coming weeks, and these resources should help.

Bladder Cancer Information

  • Source: Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
    A urologist may suggest the removal of the bladder in some bladder cancer cases. Learn more about the 2 types of bladder removal surgery and urinary reconstruction options available if the bladder is removed.
  • Source: Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
    Combined-Modality Therapy (CMT) is a bladder-preserving treatment option for bladder cancer patients who are unable to have surgery to remove the bladder. Learn how CMT works and the eligibility requirements.
  • Source: Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
    Transurethral resection of a bladder tumor (TURBT) is a surgery usually performed as an outpatient procedure for bladder cancer patients. Explore how TURBT works, and talk to your doctor to see if it’s an appropriate option for you.
  • Source: American Cancer Society​
    Review questions about bladder cancer to discuss with your doctor at the time of diagnosis as well as before and after your treatment.
  • Source: American Cancer Society​
    Treatment decisions for bladder cancer are usually based on the stage of the cancer. Find out how tumors of different stages may be treated.

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  • Author: Lucy Maher
    Death rates from cancer are declining, in part due to treatment advances, including the use of precision medicine. These therapies are tailored to the individual patient and based on a genetic understanding of the type of cancer being attacked. This article discusses precision medicine and the current and future treatments that may change the course of cancer treatment.
  • Author: Sarah Handzel
    If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you may wonder if you should seek a second opinion about your diagnosis and treatment options. Second opinions may confirm your diagnosis and provide invaluable information about your cancer and where it’s located in your body.
  • Source: CancerCare
    A recent survey revealed that people with cancer wanted more information about how their treatment would impact their work, finances, or need for care. Read about how you can partner with your healthcare team to make sure you get this information before making a decision.
  • Source: Cancer Support Community
    To help you understand your care, you may want to ask your doctor or your oncology nurse to develop a written cancer treatment plan.
  • Source: Cancer Support Community
    Sometimes it is hard to know what questions to ask the doctor. One proven strategy for getting the most out of your visit is to be as prepared as possible.

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