Overview of Bladder Cancer
Bladder cancer occurs when there are abnormal, cancerous cells growing in the bladder. There are several types of bladder cancer, including transitional cell (urothelial) carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.
Bladder Cancer Treatment
Bladder cancer is a fairly common cancer with innovative treatments. Your treatment team may include experts in urologic surgical oncology – and radiation and medical oncology, if needed.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of bladder cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:
- Partial Cystectomy
- Distal ureterectomy
- Radiation Therapy
- Local (Intravesical) Therapy
- Transurethral resection
- Pain Management
Clinical Trials (when appropriate)
Specialized Centers for Bladder Cancer Care
The Genitourinary Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas treats more genitourinary (GU) cancer patients than any other cancer program in the region and excels in the management of complex and advanced high-risk cases.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for GU cancer. The GU cancer team uses treatments including robotic, laparoscopic and macroscopic surgery and radiation therapy to manage bladder cancer.