Bladder Cancer

Overview

Bladder cancer is relatively common, and it affects more men than women. Bladder cancer is highly treatable, likely because its symptoms are easily detectable.

Symptoms

The most common symptom of bladder cancer is the presence of blood or blood clots in the urine. Other symptoms include pain in the lower back and changes in urination such as increased frequency or urgency.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of bladder cancer consists of a thorough physical exam and discussion of your medical history and family medical history. After the exam, your doctor may order blood or urine tests followed by a biopsy of the bladder tissue.

Treatment

Bladder cancer treatments are similar to other cancers. Your doctor will discuss your surgical and nonsurgical options with a team dedicated to choosing the best treatment plan for your particular type and stage of bladder cancer. That treatment plan may include surgery, certain medications, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.

Outcome

The survival rates for early-stage bladder cancer are very high even 5 years after diagnosis. New advances in the fight against cancer are made every day, and this, in turn, means that survival rates are climbing.

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Nurse Navigator

Wendy Thibodeau
Wendy Thibodeau, R.N., M.S.N., O.C.N.
Hematology/Oncology, Lung, and Sarcomas Nurse Navigator
Phone: 860-692-8455
Email: wthibodeau@uchc.edu
Fax: 860-676-3434

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Fiona Campbell-Furlong, APRN, MSN

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Leslie M. Lindgren, A.P.R.N.

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Lia Sgambato, A.P.R.N.

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Anastasia Teterichko, M.S., A.P.R.N.

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