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What You Should Know About Bladder Cancer

The bladder is a hollow organ located within the lower pelvis. It has muscular walls that can expand to store urine and contract to expel the urine from the body through the urethra. Rarely, the specialized cells of the bladder can begin to grow at an unnatural and uncontrollable rate. Eventually, these abnormal cells can form tumors and spread throughout the body.

If you are exhibiting common symptoms of bladder cancer, please visit Orange County CyberKnife and receive our leading Phoenix bladder cancer treatment services. We recommend our bladder cancer screening services if you have had bladder cancer before, have bladder defects or are regularly exposed to chemicals that are known to contribute to cancer development.

Types of Bladder Cancers

There are a variety of cancers that can begin in the bladder, including urothelial carcinoma (also known as transitional cell carcinoma), and other invasive and noninvasive bladder cancers. Urothelial carcinoma is by far the most common type of bladder cancer and can be treated at our Phoenix cancer center. We offer non-surgical cancer treatment options, including:

  • CyberKnife laser treatments
  • Brachytherapy
  • Hyperthermia treatment
  • Clinac® iX (sterotactic radiosurgery, RapidArc, IMRT, VMAT and IGRT)

In some cases, multiple treatment options may be recommended, depending on the type and severity of your bladder cancer. Our Phoenix bladder cancer treatment team will discuss your options with you and make sure you understand your treatment choices. You will be given time to carefully consider which treatment option(s) you want to receive and will be given detailed information regarding the possible side effects and risks associated with each one.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

To schedule a consultation at our leading Phoenix cancer center, call us at 714-962-7100. You are also welcome to send us any questions you may have about our treatment options by filling out our online form. We look forward to providing you with quality, individualized care and meeting your bladder cancer treatment needs.