If you are a survivor experiencing non-muscle invasive bladder cancer recurrence, know that there are several treatment choices available. It is important for you to understand these options and to work closely with your doctor and cancer care team to select a treatment approach that works best for you. Remember, recurrent bladder cancer is far from hopeless. Treatment may help control the disease and enable you to continue to live a life full of health and happiness.
The major goals of managing non-muscle invasive bladder cancer are to prevent recurrence of tumors and progression to a more advanced stage of disease. Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer commonly recurs, but it usually does not progress to muscle-invasive disease, unless untreated.
The following section is divided into four subsections: