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Is BCG treatment the only or best treatment for bladder

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is BCG treatment the only or best treatment for bladder cancer ? I had a high grade non invasive tumor
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 2 years ago.


At present BCG has the highest success rates when it comes to bladder cancer - it prevents both recurrence and progression. Mitomycin is another drug which is close but less effective than BCG according to studies. Chemotherapy is almost non effective in bladder cancer.

High grade non invasive tumor has best results with BCG at present. Cystectomy can be done if there are unfavorable factors like CIC, multiple growths, multiple recurrences etc.

If you have any doubts please let me know.