Bladder Cancer Treatment

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In 2009, 29.7% of patients with non-muscle invasive disease received intravesical therapy.

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Introduction

Bladder cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the bladder. Treatment options depend on the stage of bladder cancer. Three types of standard treatment are used: surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Intravesical (within the bladder) therapy is another less common treatment option which involves the instillation of an agent or biologic into the bladder. The use of intravesical therapy has been associated with improved survival. There has been a significant increase in the use of intravesical therapy for patients diagnosed with non-muscle invasive Ta G1-2 bladder cancer.

Measure

Percentage of individuals receiving intravesical therapy in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Healthy People 2020 Target

  • There are no Healthy People 2020 targets for cancer treatment, including bladder cancer treatment.

Healthy People 2020 is a set of goals set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Data Source

SEER Patterns of Care/Quality of Care Studies, National Cancer Institute, 1995 -2009.

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Intravesical Therapy

Percent of patients receiving intravesical therapy for non-muscle invasive disease Ta G1-2 and all other non-muscle invasive disease, 1995-2009
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Percent of patients 95% Confidence Interval
Thumbnail of graph for Percent of patients receiving intravesical therapy for non-muscle invasive disease Ta G1-2 and all other non-muscle invasive disease, 1995-2009 Ta G1-2Click to see the detailed trend graph for Ta G1-2 29.7 (22.3 - 37.1)
Other non-muscle invasive diseaseClick to see the detailed trend graph for Other non-muscle invasive disease 39.9 (31.2 - 48.6)

Year Range

1995-2009

Recent Summary Trend Year Range

2003-2009

Summary Tables

Bladder, Breast, Colorectal

Recent Summary Trend

Non-Significant Change

Desired Direction

Rising