Bladder Cancer / Bladder Tumor Therapy

The treatment of bladder tumors depends largely on the type, location and stage of the tumor.

Superficial tumors can usually be treated through the urethra. Since the tumors often recur with time (recurrences), close follow-up (using cystoscopy) is indispensable.

Invasive tumors (tumors that grow into the muscle) can no longer be treated in a way that preserves the bladder, and the bladder usually has to be removed completely. A urinary drainage with a stoma or an artificial urinary bladder made from intestines is then necessary. Alternatively, radio-chemotherapy can be offered – although the chance of a cure is significantly lower than with surgery.

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University Hospital Zurich
Clinic for Urology
Frauenklinikstrasse 10
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 54 40
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