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    Medical Reference Related to Bladder Cancer

    1. Transurethral Resection (TUR) for Bladder Cancer

      Transurethral resection (TUR) of the bladder is a surgical procedure that is used both to diagnose bladder cancer and to remove cancerous tissue from the bladder.

    2. Urostomy Care - Topic Overview

      A urostomy is a surgical procedure that removes a diseased or damaged bladder and creates a channel (urinary diversion) for urine to flow to the outside of the body through an opening in the abdomen. Part of the ureters may also be removed. A small segment of the small or large intestine is used to create the channel,and this segment is brought to the opening in the abdominal skin. This ...

    3. Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer

      Cystectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the bladder to treat bladder cancer that has spread into the bladder wall (stages II and III) or to treat cancer that has come back (recurred) following initial treatment.

    4. Bladder Cancer - What Increases Your Risk

      Learn the major risk factors for bladder cancer.

    5. Bladder Cancer - Cause

      The cause of bladder cancer is not known. Changes in the genetic material (DNA) of bladder cells may play a role.

    6. Bladder Cancer - Medications

      Medications may be used to control the growth of bladder cancer cells and to relieve symptoms.

    7. Bladder Cancer - Treatment Overview

      The choice of treatment and the long - term outcome (prognosis) for people who have bladder cancer depends on the stage and grade of cancer.

    8. Bladder Cancer - Surgery

      There are two main surgeries for bladder cancer.

    9. Bladder Cancer - Exams and Tests

      To determine whether bladder cancer may be the cause of your urinary symptoms, your health professional will evaluate you.

    10. Bladder Cancer - What Happens

      Bladder cancer is the rapid, uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the bladder.

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