Bladder Cancer

 

 

Diagnostic Tests

Ultrasound
CT Scan
Urine Tests 
Cytology

Medical Treatment 

Intravesical Chemotherapy-Mitomycin; BCG
Nutritional Supplement 

Surgical Treatment

TUR-BT
Partial Cystectomy
Radical Cystectomy-Urinary Diversion
Neo-Bladder

Prevention

Beta-Carotene
Intravesical Chemotherapy-Mitomycin; BCG


Overview
Bladder cancer is currently the sixth most common cancer in the United States. In recent decades there has been a steady increase in the incidence of bladder cancer. A number of substances that cause bladder cancer have been identified include cigarette smoke and various industrial chemicals. Cigarette smoking alone has been estimated to cause 50 percent of all bladder cancer cases in the United States. The symptoms of bladder cancer include painless blood in the urine (hematuria) which eventually occurs in nearly all bladder cancer cases; however, the presence of hematuria can be symptomatic of other conditions outside of bladder cancer. Other bladder cancer symptoms may include frequent and painful urination. A consultation with the urologist will include a medical history and physical examination, including urinalysis. Cystoscopy can be used to view the inside of the bladder. Treatment options include removing the tumors and chemotherapy. Your urologist can provide more information and treatment options.