Asking the right questions is the first step to finding the best treatment for your cancer. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • What type of bladder cancer do I have?

  • Is my cancer invasive or non-invasive?

  • Is my cancer high- or low-grade?

  • What is the stage of my cancer?

  • Will I need more testing to determine the stage?

  • What are the options for treating my cancer?

  • What treatment do you think would be best for me?

  • Can I get other opinions about treatment?

  • If I need surgery, what type of anesthesia can I have?

  • When should treatment start?

  • Will I need more than one type of treatment?

  • If so, which treatment comes first?

  • What are the benefits and risks for these treatments?

  • Are there long-term side effects?

  • Will my treatment interfere with any drugs I'm taking now?

  • Where would the treatment be given?

  • What kinds of support services are available to help me through treatment?

  • Will treatment cure my cancer?

  • Will treatment control my cancer?

  • Will treatment relieve my symptoms?

  • Are there any clinical trials I should consider for my cancer?

  • How often will I be checked after treatment?