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Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers in the U.S., especially among men. It can completely alter the way you live your life if left undiagnosed or untreated.
About seven out of every 10 bladder cancers are diagnosed at an early stage. Like any cancer, bladder cancer is most treatable — and even curable — when it is detected and treated at an early stage.
The most common symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine. And while this doesn’t necessarily mean you have bladder cancer it is a sign that you should see your doctor.
Other symptoms that could indicate you have bladder cancer include:
It's not always clear what causes bladder cancer, and some people with bladder cancer have no obvious risk factors.
We do know that the median age for developing bladder cancer is 70, and that your risk increases as you get older.
While it is more common in men, women are more likely to die from the disease — it may be related to a delayed diagnosis.
There are several factors that could increase your risk of bladder cancer, such as:
The only way to know for sure whether you have bladder cancer is for us to perform a cystoscopy. A cystoscopy involves a camera on a long, thin tube to be put into your bladder. This procedure allows us to perform a biopsy, where we take a sample of abnormal tissue from your bladder so it can be tested by our pathologists.
Other tests we use to aid in the diagnosis of bladder cancer include:
If your biopsy shows that you have bladder cancer, we will determine what type of bladder cancer you have, the stage of your cancer and other key information. Having an accurate diagnosis is critical because it guides our team in the creation of your personalized treatment plan.
Bladder cancer is presented in two grades: low and high.
Learn more about some of the most frequently asked questions about bladder cancer.
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