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Bladder Cancer

Overview:

Bladder cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the bladder. The most common type of bladder cancer is transitional cell carcinoma, also called urothelial carcinoma. Other types of bladder cancer include squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, small cell carcinoma, and sarcoma. Signs and symptoms of bladder cancer include blood in the urine and pain during urination.

Smoking is a major risk factor for bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is often diagnosed at an early stage.

Who treats bladder cancer?

Urologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists

Treatment options:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy

To learn more about bladder cancer, click here.

Source: National Cancer Institute


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