Bladder cancer affects more than 68,000 adults in the United States, and when it’s diagnosed at an early stage, this type of cancer is very treatable. At Urology Specialty Care of Miami, the medical team has some of the leading experts in diagnosing and treating bladder cancer. They offer the latest in treatment options, including management services and surgery. To learn more about the expertise of Miami's skilled urologists, book an appointment online or by phone.
Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer that affects both men and women, although it occurs more frequently in men. The condition can affect people of any age but is more common in older adults.
There are three main types of bladder cancer:
Typically, cancer cells develop in the urothelial cells of your bladder. Cancerous cells can be the result of:
Bladder cancer occurs most often in people over the age of 40.
The experienced physicians at Urology Specialty Care of Miami use the latest diagnostic tools to detect cancer of the bladder. Your doctor may suggest one or more of the following tests:
During a cystoscopy, your doctor inserts a small, narrow tube through your urethra. This tube contains a lens that allows your doctor to examine your bladder and urethra closely. If there are any abnormalities in the test, you may need to undergo a biopsy, where your doctor removes a sample of bladder cells for additional testing.
Bladder cancer is additionally classed based on these cells’ appearance under a microscope. The two classes include:
Your doctor can determine which class of cancer you have after a biopsy.
Your doctor customizes a treatment plan based on your test results. Treatments may include:
To learn more about bladder cancer treatments, schedule a consultation online or by phone.