Radiation therapy for bladder cancer

What is Radiation therapy for bladder cancer?

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy is a medical procedure that applies high energy radiation and kills the cancerous cells in the bladder. Rays are targeted at the affected regio...

How does it help?

It is a minimally invasive procedure, and an effective treatment to kill the target cells in your bladder in early stage cancer. It is also useful in handling associated symptom...

How is it done?

What are the benefit and risks of this procedure?

The surgery efficiently treats early stage symptoms of bladder cancer, but as any other radiation therapy, it also has some disadvantages, which a patient must be aware of. 

  • The procedure is painless and is minimally invasive.
  • Treats the symptoms of advanced cancer.
  • Prevent early stage cancer.

The risks associated with the procedure are:

  • Redness, blistering, or peeling of the skin which is exposed to radiation.
  • Pain in the pelvic area, and risk of infection.
  • Chances of diarrhoea, cramps in the abdomen, upset bowel movement, or ...

It can have long-term effects such as incontinence and damage to the inner lining of the bladder.

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