There are guidelines doctors should follow for treating most cancers. These are developed by experts after reviewing the research that improves the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care. Experts from the American Urological Association (AUA) and the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) wrote guidelines for treating non-muscle invasive bladder cancer in 2016.
In 2017, the AUA and SUO joined the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in writing the first ever guidelines for treating patient with muscle invasive bladder cancer. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) a group leading cancer centers, also has guidelines for treating bladder cancer. Ask your doctor to follow those guidelines.
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