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Bladder Cancer 101

Treating Bladder Cancer

Banner Image: Dr. Angela Smith (pink cap) from BCAN’s Scientific Advisory Board operates on a patient with  Max McKibben . What types of treatments are available? Knowing the stage and grade of your tumor helps your doctor decide which methods are most suitable for treating your cancer. It is important to remember that bladder cancer patients must expect to

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Signs & Risk Factors

What are the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer? The most common clinical sign of bladder cancer is painless gross hematuria, blood in the urine that can easily be seen. Two features that tend to mask the severity of the gross hematuria and may influence patients to postpone seeking immediate medical

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Newly Diagnosed

You’ve just learned that you or a loved one has bladder cancer. At first, it’s natural for you to be upset, depressed, panicked and overwhelmed. Know you are not alone and that there are people out there to help you. There are several resources available to you as you begin

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Types, Stages & Grades

What are the types of bladder cancer tumors that may form? Three types of bladder cancer may form, and each type of tumor can be present in one or more areas of the bladder, and more than one type can be present at the same time: Papillary tumors stick out from

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What is Bladder Cancer?

What does your bladder do? The bladder is part of your urinary system. An important job of the urinary system is to filter waste products from your blood and then, once produced, transport the waste products or urine out of your body. The diagram below shows the organs of the

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