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Bladder cancer occurs in the lining of the bladder. It accounts for about five percent of all new cancer cases in the U.S. The most common sign of a bladder tumor is blood in your urine. The earlier it’s diagnosed, the easier it is to treat.
Dignity Health offers quality care for bladder cancer in the Bay Area. To learn more about symptoms, testing, or treatment, use our online search tool to Find a Doctor.
According to the American Cancer Society, the survival rates for bladder cancer are:
The signs and symptoms can include:
Since other conditions can have the same symptoms, see your doctor for a diagnosis.
While the cause of bladder cancer is still unknown, there are certain risk factors that increase your likelihood of developing the disease. These include:
Prevention of bladder cancer involves lowering your risk factors.
Treatment options for bladder cancer depend on the stage of the disease. Your doctor may recommend bladder removal, which is usually surgery combined with chemotherapy delivered inside the bladder after the procedure. Additional treatments may include radiation and systemic (throughout your whole body) chemotherapy.
For world-class care, visit a Dignity Health oncology center near you:
Dignity Health hospitals in the Bay Area treat all stages of bladder cancer in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.