What is the treatment for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) bladder cancer?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Kara N Babaian, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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For patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the main treatment is cystectomy because these tumor tend to be chemoresistant. Adjuvant radiation therapy has been reported in patients with locally advanced disease or positive margins.

See Bladder Cancer Treatment Protocols for more information on this topic. Go to Oncology Decision Point for expert commentary on bladder cancer treatment decisions and related guidelines.


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