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Intra-vesical Therapy

Intra-vesical treatment involves flushing the bladder with chemotherapy or immunotherapy to kill any residual tumour cells. In this procedure chemotherapy drugs are placed directly into the bladder in order to prevent the tumour recurring or to prevent it from invading the deeper layers of the bladder wall.

Intravesical chemotherapy is used only for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, as the chemotherapy delivered to the bladder cannot reach cancer cells in any surrounding tissues or cells that have spread to other parts of the body.