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  1. Bladder Cancer - Prevention

    Bladder cancer cannot be prevented, but you may be able to reduce some of your risk factors for developing it.

  2. Bladder Cancer - What Happens

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

  3. 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.

  4. Bladder Cancer - Topic Overview

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

  5. Bladder Cancer - Symptoms

    The most common symptoms of bladder cancer.

  6. 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.

  7. Bladder Cancer - Cause

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

  8. 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

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