In early bladder cancer the cancer cells are only in the bladder’s inner lining. It’s also called superficial bladder cancer, or non muscle invasive bladder cancer.
Everyone with early bladder cancer has surgery to remove the cancer from their bladder lining. Find out what other treatments you might have and how treatment decisions are made.
Find out the different types of treatment for early bladder cancer, and how your doctor decides which treatment you need.
This minor surgery is usually the first treatment you have for early bladder cancer.
Find out about having chemotherapy through a flexible tube (catheter) into your bladder.
Find out about having BCG through a flexible tube (catheter) into your bladder. This treatment is also called intravesical BCG.
With this treatment you have chemotherapy into your bladder while a small electrical current is passed through your bladder.
Find out how you have an operation to remove your bladder, and what happens afterwards.
With this treatment you have the chemotherapy drug mitomycin C into your bladder while a small microwave probe heats up your bladder wall.
After treatment, you have regular check ups to look for signs of the cancer coming back or spreading. This is called follow up.