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Healthy Living: Battling Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer kills thousands each year and is notoriously difficult to treat, not to mention expensive because it can require invasive follow-up surgeries.

A new drug called gemcitabine shows promise in battling this troubling cancer, so that it doesn’t recur. 

We explain how it works in Healthy Living.

Doctors say some patients have to undergo four surgeries a year and if physicians can cut down on those recurrences by administering gemcitabine, it will save many people additional surgeries, continued pain, and will shorten recovery time.