Bladder cancer refers to any of several types of malignant growths of the urinary bladder. It is a disease in which abnormal cells multiply without control in the bladder. The bladder is a hollow, muscular organ that stores urine; it is located in the lower abdomen. The most common type of bladder cancer begins in cells lining the inside of the bladder (epithelial cells) and is called transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). The greatest risk factor for bladder cancer is a genetic predisposition; ...
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What Is Bladder Cancer?
... The Normal Bladder Your bladder is a hollow pelvic organ with flexible, muscular walls that stores urine. The average adult bladder holds about 2 cups of urine. Urine is made by the 2 kidneys and carr...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Immunogene - Bladder Cancer Vaccine
... Vaccine to Treat Bladder Cancer Moves a Little Closer to Reality Immuno-gene therapy for bladder cancer is still in the experimental stages, but many researchers envision that it will one day take its...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... Bladder cancer is cancer of the sac that collects and holds urine until it exits your body. It''s the fourth most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and the 10th most frequently diagnosed cancer in wo...
Source: MayoClinic

Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy
... When you have a urinary problem, your doctor may use a cystoscope to see inside your bladder and urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The cy...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Hematuria (Blood in the Urine)
... Hematuria is the presence of red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine. In microscopic hematuria, the urine appears normal to the naked eye, but examination under a microscope shows a high number of RBCs. G...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Urologic Diseases Dictionary Index
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when people talk or write about urologic diseases. It is designed for people who have urologic diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Directory of Kidney and Urologic Diseases Organizations
... This directory lists voluntary, governmental, and private organizations. Some of the organizations offer educational materials and other services to patients and the public; others primarily serve hea...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Transitional Cell Cancer (Kidney/Ureter) Treatment
... Recurrent transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the renal pelvis, ureter, or other part...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Urodynamic Testing
... If you have a problem with urine leakage or blocked urine flow, your doctor or nurse can help. One of the first steps may be urodynamic testing to find precisely what the problem is.    ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Bladder Cancer Treatment
... Recurrent bladder cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the bladder or in other parts of the body. Treatment of recurrent bladder cancer...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Urethral Cancer Treatment
... Treatment is different for men and women. For women, treatment may be one of the following: ElectrofulgurationLaser therapyExternal and/or internal radiation therapyRadiation therapy followed by surge...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Bladder and Other Urothelial Cancers Screening
... The bladder is a hollow organ in the lower abdomen. It stores urine, the waste that is produced when the kidneys filter the blood. The bladder has a muscular wall that allows it to get larger and smal...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Bladder cancer
... Bladder cancer is a malignancy in the organ that stores urine. Some of the common symptoms of bladder cancer include blood in the urine, pain during urination, frequent urination, or feeling the need ...
Source: Genetics Home Reference

Bladder Cancer Treatment
... Recurrent bladder cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the bladder or in other parts of the body. Treatment of recurrent bladder cancer...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Bladder Cancer Treatment
... Recurrent bladder cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the bladder or in other parts of the body. Treatment of recurrent bladder cancer...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Bladder Cancer Treatment
... Approximately 70% to 80% of patients with newly diagnosed bladder cancer will present with superficial bladder tumors (i.e., stage Ta, Tis, or T1). Those who do present with superficial, noninvasive b...
Source: National Cancer Institute