Cancer of the bladder usually starts in the bladderıs lining. Bladder cancer can usually be cured if caught and treated early; however, if it is not found early the cancer can spread into the rest of the body.
Who Is At Risk?
Although physicians are unsure of the direct cause of bladder cancer, we do know that patients with a history of smoking are at the highest risk of developing bladder cancer. Experts also believe age is a factor. Almost all reported cases of bladder cancer included those individuals 55 years of age and older, with half of the group over the age of 70.
What Are The Symptoms?
The main symptom of bladder cancer is the appearance of blood in the urine. Frequent and painful urination are also symptoms of bladder cancer.
Diagnosis and Treatment
First, we will test your urine to look for blood or abnormal cells. Next we will perform a cystoscopy, a test can be done in the office, and allows the doctor to look into your bladder with a thin, lighted viewing instrument. Small tissue samples will be removed and examined for a presence of cancer cells.
After determining how aggressive the bladder cancer is, Urology Center of Las Vegas offers several treatment choices for patients with bladder cancer. These include: HIFU, endoscopic surgery, chemotherapy, and brachytherapy. The treatment depends a lot on how much the cancer has grown. Most bladder cancers are treated