Treatment for advanced cancer

Treatment can help to reduce symptoms, make you feel better and sometimes can help you to live longer. Find out about the different types of treatment you might have when you might have them and the possible side effects.

Treatment options

Treatment can slow down advanced bladder cancer for some time and help to reduce your symptoms.


Chemotherapy can help to control advanced bladder cancer for some time. Read about the chemotherapy drugs you might have and how you have them.


You might have radiotherapy if advanced bladder cancer is causing symptoms. Find out how you have it.


You might have surgery to relieve your symptoms. Find out about the types of operation you might have. 

Treatment for secondary bone cancer

Bladder cancer that spreads to the bones is called secondary bone cancer. Read about the treatments you might have to help strengthen your bones.  

Last reviewed: 
01 Jul 2019
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