Bladder Cancer

When cancer develops in the bladder, it often causes blood to appear in the urine or difficulty in passing urine. These symptoms may be caused by other conditions, including urinary tract infection, so you should see a doctor if you have them. People most likely to get bladder cancer are men, anyone over 40, and cigarette smokers.

To find out if you have cancer or a different problem, your doctor will analyze a urine sample and possibly refer you to a urologist for a cystoscopy (visual examination of the bladder and removal of a tissue sample for testimg).

Because it often displays its symptoms early, bladder cancer is highly curable. Treatment options include radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. The doctors at Urologic Specialists of New England have years of experience helping patients determine the best course of action for their individual situations.

 

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