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This is Dr. Bonilla, experienced in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care.
I understand your concerns. As per your description your bladder cancer is advanced. There are several options to treat the condition including chemotherapy(MVAC), radiotheraoy, cystectomy(bladder removal). Evidence shows that radical cystectomy has the highest survival depending on the stage of the cancer. Let me know if you have any other questions.
The other treatment available is BCG injections in early stages of cancer(not your case).
There are several research trials that you can apply to receive treatment. http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/clinical-trials/search/results?protocolsearchid=9767813
You can find if a medical center near you offers the treatment. However no other FDA approved treatments or drugs are available at this point. Please rate my answer. Let me know if you have any other questions.
This is Dr. David
I am a cancer doctor.
when the bladder cancer invades the muscle wall, the best chance for you to save your bladder is radiation and chemotherapy.
I know in an ideal world, you wouldn't have to do this.
this treatment method is well studied and is better than any alternative approaches which will most likely allow your bladder cancer to come back larger and bleed more again in the future.
alternative agents like graviola and carnivora most likely won't work.
let me know if you have other questions.