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  1. Bladder Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, be sure to follow your health professional's instructions about calling when you have problems, new symptoms, or symptoms that get worse.

  2. Bladder Cancer - Surgery

    There are two main surgeries for bladder cancer.

  3. 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 ...

  4. Bladder Cancer - Symptoms

    The most common symptoms of bladder cancer.

  5. Bladder Cancer - Home Treatment

    If you are receiving radiation therapy or chemotherapy to treat any stage of bladder cancer, you can use home treatment to help manage the side effects that may be caused by these treatments.

  6. Bladder Cancer - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions about controlling nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.

  7. Suprapubic Catheter Care - Topic Overview

    What is a suprapubic catheter?A suprapubic catheter is a thin, sterile tube used to drain urine from your bladder when you cannot urinate. This type of catheter is used if you aren't able to use a catheter that is inserted into the urethra. The urethra carries urine from the bladder out of the body.Your doctor inserts the catheter into the bladder through a cut (incision) in your lower belly, just above the pubic bone.When the catheter is in the bladder, a small balloon is inflated to keep the catheter in place. The urine drains from the bladder into a bag that is usually attached to the thigh. Sometimes the catheter tube has a valve that lets you drain the urine into the toilet or other container. You may need this type of catheter if you have nerve damage or if you have problems with your bladder or urethra.How long you have the catheter depends on why you have it. Many people need it for long periods of time. Having a catheter for a long time increases the risk of getting a urinary

  8. Bladder Cancer Clinical Trials

    Here are resources for those with bladder cancer who are interested in participating in a clinical trial.

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