Metastatic bladder cancer

Metastatic bladder cancer means that a cancer that began in the bladder has spread to another part of the body. It is also sometimes called advanced bladder cancer. 

You might have treatment to help with symptoms and to control the cancer.

What is metastatic bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer can spread to other parts of the body. When this happens, it is called metastatic or advanced bladder cancer. 


Read about the possible symptoms of advanced bladder cancer and when you should see your doctor. 

Treatment for advanced cancer

Read about the different treatments you might have for advanced cancer. They can help to reduce symptoms and make you feel better. 

Follow up

After treatment for advanced bladder cancer, you have regular check ups to see how you are. This is called follow up.

Coping with advanced cancer

Get support to cope with emotional, practical and physical issues when you have advanced bladder cancer. 

Support at home for you and your family

You might need some care and support at home due to advanced bladder cancer or its treatment. A lot of practical and emotional support is available to you. 

Last reviewed: 
02 Dec 2022
Next review due: 
02 Dec 2025
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