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Healthcare Providers Involved in Bladder Cancer Treatment

In most cases, several healthcare providers are involved in treating bladder cancer. Doctors may refer patients to other doctors who specialize in treating cancer, or patients may ask for a referral. Specialists who treat bladder cancer include:
  • Surgeons
  • Urologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Urologic oncologists.

Getting a Second Opinion

Sometimes it is helpful to have a second opinion about the diagnosis of bladder cancer and treatment plan. While some insurance companies require a second opinion, others may cover a second opinion if the patient or doctor requests it.

Treatment Options for Bladder Cancer

Doctors should describe the different options to treat bladder cancer and discuss the expected results of each option with their patients. Doctor and patients should work together to develop a treatment plan that fits the patient's needs and values.
Depending on the type and extent of bladder cancer, treatment may include:
(Click Bladder Cancer Treatment by Stage to learn more.)
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