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. 

Symptoms of metastatic bladder cancer

The symptoms of metastatic or advanced bladder cancer depend on where the cancer has spread to. They might include weight loss or bone pain.

Treatment for metastatic bladder cancer

There are different treatments for metastatic bladder cancer. These include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.

Coping with metastatic bladder cancer

Support is available to help you cope with emotional, practical and physical issues when you have metastatic bladder cancer. 

Support at home for you and your family

You might need some care and support at home due to metastatic 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