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What are the treatment options for Recurrent Bladder Cancer?

Treatment for recurrent bladder cancer depends on the severity of the recurrence. For small, low grade (slow growing) cancer, bladder instillations of chemotherapeutic drugs or immunotherapeutic (BCG, Interferon) agents are used. Both are effective in lowering the risk for recurrence.

For high grade (fast growing) cancer, immunotherapeutic (BCG) bladder instillations are recommended unless the cancer has invaded the deeper layers of the bladder. These tumors are highly malignant and have the potential to spread throughout the body and for recurrences of this nature the bladder is best removed surgically.

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