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How is Bladder Cancer Treated?

Gary Steinberg, MD and Jacqueline Nalls

Selecting the ideal treatment for bladder cancer will depend on the patient and their distinct diagnosis. Treatment options vary by the stage of the cancer and the overall health of the patient.

At the University of Chicago Medicine, our multidisciplinary team of oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and pathologists partner with you in order to recommend the right treatment strategy. Our physicians take the time to thoroughly explain each treatment option in order to empower you can take an active role in your health. We are committed to delivering comprehensive, compassionate care to every patient.

Localized, Non-Muscular Bladder Cancer Treatment

  • Transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT)
  • Intravesical Immunotherapy
  • Intravesical Chemotherapy
  • Novel intravesical therapy trials
  • Innovative intravesical delivery systems
  • Active Monitoring for Recurrent Bladder Cancer

Locally Advanced, Invasive Bladder Cancer Treatment

Metastatic Bladder Cancer Treatment

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Clinical Trials