Locally Advanced Bladder Cancer
Locally advanced cancer refers to when the cancer cells have spread from where they started to nearby tissues or to lymph nodes. With bladder cancer, this means that the cancer has spread to the walls of the bladder or to the lymph node, but it has not spread to any other parts of the body.
Metastatic Bladder Cancer
Bladder cancer is referred to as “metastatic” when it spreads outside of the bladder to other parts of the body.
These are some things to consider when discussing your treatment plan for advanced bladder cancer with your healthcare provider. Sharing this information can help you and your healthcare team decide what your next treatment option could be.
Together with your healthcare provider, take control of your treatment plan with TRODELVY.
TRODELVY is designed to carry anticancer medicine to cells that have the Trop-2 protein, which is more often present on certain types of cancer cells in comparison to normal cells, including those found in advanced bladder cancer. See how TRODELVY is designed to work.
TRODELVY® (sacituzumab govitecan-hziy) is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with bladder cancer and cancers of the urinary tract that have spread or cannot be removed by surgery. TRODELVY may be used if you have received a platinum-containing chemotherapy medicine and also received an immunotherapy medicine.*
It is not known if TRODELVY is safe and effective in people with moderate or severe liver problems. It is not known if TRODELVY is safe and effective in children.
Here are some additional resources that may be helpful to patients, families, and care partners dealing with advanced bladder cancer. The following resources are not controlled or owned by Gilead, and Gilead is not responsible for their content.
American Cancer Society: Find local cancer support.
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN): Connect with a community of patients, care partners, survivors, advocates, and medical and research professionals dedicated to helping people with bladder cancer.
Bladder Cancer Matters Podcast: Listen to a podcast created for the bladder cancer community that discusses bladder cancer research, treatment, caregiving, and more.
Cancer Support Community: The largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, providing access to information, support, and other resources.
Inspire Online Community: Ask questions and connect with other people with bladder cancer and care partners.