My Bladder Cancer Was Successfully Treated?

Is There Anything I Can Do To Keep It From Coming Back?

The prevention of bladder tumor recurrences is a combined effort between you and your physician. All of the risk factors for getting bladder cancer still apply. Quitting smoking is always at the top of the list, as well as avoiding other carcinogens on the list, such as aniline dyes. In addition to these preventative measures, your physician might recommend treatments that are designed to reduce the likelihood that the cancer will recur.

These include but are not limited to immune therapy with BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin;) or interferon, chemotherapy with  mitomycin C, thiotepa, and other agents. These agents are placed directly into the bladder to kill cancer cells . Ask your doctor whether any of these treatments might help to reduce your risk of experienc-ing a recurrence.