There may be points during the course of being treated for bladder cancer where you need to make a decision about what treatment to have. These can sometimes be difficult choices to make and we would always advise you to ask your doctor, specialist or nurse any questions you may have.
Patient Decision Aid
However, we believe that there is not enough information or guidance available for patients when faced with such decisions, and we are currently working with NHS England to produce a new version of the bladder cancer Patient Decision Aid which is currently available on the NHS Direct website. This new, improved, version will be available early in 2016 (date to be confirmed).
Until this new version is available, the current version of the Patient Decision Aid is available online and is for people with High Risk NMIBC (Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer) to help these patients decide what treatment to choose after their diagnosis. This Aid can be very useful to High Risk NMIBC patients and their families when considering the available options. You should also discuss it with your urologist or specialist nurse.
Click the link to go to the current online Patient Decision Aid
Questions to ask your doctor or care team
At different stages in your treatment for bladder cancer, you may have many questions and you should always ask your doctor or nurse, or other member of your care team, if there is anything you are concerned about or you wish to understand better.
We have compiled a list of sample questions which you may find helpful when talking to your doctor or a member of your care team about your bladder cancer.