Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common type of cancer in the United States—however, the number of people diagnosed has been steadily increasing in recent years. The disease presents several challenges for patients and doctors alike, because very little is known about its causes, there is no screening test for it, and it shows virtually no symptoms in its earliest stages. At Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center, we take a compassionate and comprehensive approach to treating patients—and their families and friends—dealing with a bladder cancer diagnosis. And we pride ourselves on approaching each case with an individualized treatment plan, designed to address each patient’s unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs as they make the journey toward cancer survivorship.

Bladder Cancer Symptoms + Signs

Bladder cancer can be a “silent” disease, showing few or no symptoms. But there are some signs you should be on the lookout for if you think you’re at risk.

Bladder Cancer Risk Factors

Little is known about the causes of bladder cancer, but certain risk factors could possibly increase your chances of developing the disease.

Bladder Cancer Diagnosis

Although screening for bladder cancer is normally only done in very high risk patients, there are tests that your doctor will most likely perform if you start showing symptoms.

Bladder Cancer Treatment

Surgery is the most common treatment for bladder cancer, but your doctor may recommend a combination of treatments to reduce the chance of it spreading to other parts of the body.

Bladder Health Resources + Links

The Cancer Center at Middlesex Hospital offers many resources and support services to help patients and families coping with bladder cancer get the information, make the connections, and find the services they need.

Bladder Cancer Events + Outreach

The Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center hosts events and classes to promote wellbeing and a sense of community for patients, families, and community members connected by their experiences with cancer.

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