Bladder cancer

Common Name(s)

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder, the organ that stores urine. Those affected by bladder cancer may have blood in their urine (hematuria), causing the urine to appear dark yellow, red, or brown. Other symptoms of bladder cancer include a frequent need to urinate, painful urination, and pelvic or back pain.

Bladder cancer occurs when cells in the bladder develop mutations that result in the cells dividing rapidly and resisting death. Those cells form a tumor. Although the cause of bladder cancer is not always known, bladder cancer has been linked to smoking, parasitic infection, and exposure to radiation and chemicals. Other risk factors include previous cancer treatment, taking certain medications for diabetes, repeated bladder infections, and a personal or family history of cancer. White males are more likely to develop bladder cancer than women and individuals of other races. Bladder cancer occurs most often among older individuals.

Bladder cancer may be diagnosed through several methods. A doctor may perform a cystoscopy, a procedure in which a thin tube with a lens is inserted through the urethra to view the bladder lining. During the cystoscopy, a cell sample may be collected using a tool passed through the tube in a procedure called a biopsy. Additionally, a urine sample may be analyzed under a microscope for cancer cells. Imaging tests such as X-ray and computerized tomography (CT) scans can also be used to detect bladder cancer. After diagnosis, a doctor may perform additional tests to determine the stage of cancer.

Treatments for bladder cancer include surgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and, occasionally, radiation therapy. If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, talk to your doctor about the most current treatment options. Support groups are available for more resources and information and can connect you with others also diagnosed with bladder cancer.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Bladder cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2012

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Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

To increase public awareness about bladder cancer; to advance bladder cancer research; and to provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2013

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Bladder Cancer Support UK

A charity supporting people diagnosed with bladder cancer together with their caters, family and friends. Providing information, increasing awareness and funding research.

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Bladder cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

4th Angel Mentoring Program

Learning that you have cancer can be an overwhelming experience – one that leaves you frightened, vulnerable and alone. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program offers free, one-on-one, confidential outreach and support from someone who has successfully made the same journey you are about to begin – the journey towards recovery. This specially trained volunteer and cancer survivor – your 4th Angel – is someone who will talk and listen in a supportive setting. The 4th Angel Mentoring Program is telephone based, so you can be connect with an angel anywhere in the country. 4th Angel Mentoring Program is part of The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative, a national non-profit organizat

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Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

To increase public awareness about bladder cancer; to advance bladder cancer research; and to provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

http://www.bcan.org/

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2013

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Bladder Cancer Support UK

A charity supporting people diagnosed with bladder cancer together with their caters, family and friends. Providing information, increasing awareness and funding research.

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2013

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

http://www.CancerHopeNetwork.org

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Bladder cancer" returned 3957 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bladder cancer: detection and image quality compared among iShim, RESOLVE, and ss-EPI diffusion-weighted MR imaging with high b value at 3.0 T MRI.
 

Author(s): Hongyi Li, Lin Liu, Qinglei Shi, Alto Stemmer, Hong Zeng, Yi Li, Mengchao Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9292.

 

To compare the detection of bladder neoplasms and image quality among the diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) acquired by the prototype single-shot echo-planar-imaging (ss-EPI) sequence for integrated slice-specific dynamic shimming (iShim), readout segmentation of long variable echo ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The effects of alternative splicing on miRNA binding sites in bladder cancer.
 

Author(s): Seonggyun Han, Dongwook Kim, Manu Shivakumar, Young-Ji Lee, Tullika Garg, Jason E Miller, Ju Han Kim, Dokyoon Kim, Younghee Lee

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Eukaryotic organisms have developed a variety of mechanisms to regulate translation post-transcriptionally, including but not limited to the use of miRNA silencing in many species. One method of post-transcriptional regulation is through miRNAs that bind to the 3' UTRs to regulate ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pathology in repeated transurethral resection of a bladder tumor as a risk factor for prognosis of high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
 

Author(s): Bum Sik Tae, Chang Wook Jeong, Cheol Kwak, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Kyung Chul Moon, Ja Hyeon Ku

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The prognostic value of repeat transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) in patients with diagnosed high-risk, non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) was investigated. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients treated from October 2004 to December 2013 ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Bladder cancer" returned 414 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of the BLCA-4 nuclear matrix protein in bladder cancer.
 

Author(s): Beata Szymańska, Anna Długosz

Journal: Postepy Hig Med Dosw (Online). 2017 Aug;71(1):681-689.

 

Bladder cancer (BC) affects usually older people. According to information provided by the National Cancer Registry in 2012. BC was the 4th, in terms of illness, cancer in men and 11th in women. Early diagnosis of bladder cancer is important because detected later has worse prognosis.Diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Opium and bladder cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the odds ratios for opium use and the risk of bladder cancer.
 

Author(s): Mahdi Afshari, Ghasem Janbabaei, Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Mahmood Moosazadeh

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The association between opium use and bladder cancer has been investigated in many studies, with varying reporting results reported. This study aims to estimate the total odds ratio for the association between bladder cancer and opium consumption using meta-analysis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Factors affecting the timeliness and adequacy of haematuria assessment in bladder cancer: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Brian Ngo, Marlon Perera, Nathan Papa, Damien Bolton, Shomik Sengupta

Journal: BJU Int.. 2017 May;119 Suppl 5():10-18.

 

To review the literature to identify factors affecting haematuria assessment in bladder cancer.

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Biomarker Identification for Bladder Cancer Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bladder Cancer

 

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2017

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Pembrolizumab With Chemoradiotherapy as Treatment for Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bladder Cancer

 

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2018

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Celecoxib With Chemotherapy in Localized, Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bladder Cancer

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2017

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