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How does targeted therapy treat urinary system cancers?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Doctors use targeted therapy to kill or stop the growth of urinary system cancer cells without harming the surrounding healthy tissue. For example, drugs might be used to prevent blood vessels from forming in a tumor, thus preventing the tumor from growing. Other drugs block tumor cell growth. Targeted therapy is used to treat severe kidney cancer, particularly in cases where chemotherapy cannot be used. This is a relatively new type of cancer treatment. Research is still being conducted to see if targeted therapies will prove useful in the treatment of bladder cancer.

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