Bladder Cancer Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy for bladder cancer is ineffective when used by itself. When used with systemic (intravenous) chemotherapy and aggressive TUR resection to remove as much tumor as possible, radiation therapy can be use in selected patients to preserve your bladder. During radiation therapy doctors use high-energy rays aimed at the cancer from outside the body. They may also use radiation therapy to shrink the tumor before surgery to make the procedure easier.