Bladder Cancer Treatment

Bladder Cancer Treatment: Advanced Methods and Approaches

Bladder cancer is a type of cancer that originates from the cells lining the inside surface of the bladder. Thanks to early diagnosis and effective treatment methods, promising results can be achieved for patients. In this article, we will provide information about bladder cancer treatment methods applied under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Volkan Tuğcu.

1. Surgical Interventions

Transurethral Resection (TUR): This is a commonly used method in the early stages of bladder cancer. During this procedure, cancerous tissue is removed from the bladder through a cystoscope. TUR is especially preferred for superficial tumors.

Radical Cystectomy: This surgical procedure, applied in advanced stage bladder cancer, involves the removal of the entire bladder. Surrounding tissues and lymph nodes may also be removed if necessary. This operation aims to reduce the risk of disease spread.

2. Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy used in the treatment of bladder cancer is a method that uses chemical drugs to shrink or destroy the tumor. Chemotherapy can be applied before and after surgery. It is also preferred to control the spread of the disease in advanced stage cancers.

3. Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is the process of destroying cancer cells using high-energy rays. This method offers an alternative treatment option, especially for patients who are not suitable for surgery. The effectiveness of radiotherapy can be enhanced by combining it with chemotherapy.

4. Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a treatment method that strengthens the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. Particularly in advanced stage bladder cancer, immunotherapy emerges as an important option. This treatment aims to enhance the immune response against cancer cells.

5. Targeted Therapies

This new treatment method uses drugs developed to target specific molecular targets to control the growth and spread of cancer cells. Targeted therapies are usually used in conjunction with other treatment methods to help control the disease.


Bladder cancer treatment can vary depending on the stage of the disease and the overall health status of the patient. Our clinic, led by Prof. Dr. Volkan Tuğcu, develops a detailed treatment plan specific to each patient, aiming for the best results in the fight against bladder cancer. We have an experienced team to guide you throughout your treatment process. Wishing you healthy days.