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Introduction
    Bladder cancer is a malignant disease occurs in the urinary bladder.  This year, about 50,000 people will be diagnosed with this malignancy.  The diagnosis of the bladder cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
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Pre-Operative Chemotherapy and Radical Surgery Should be Used for Patients with Locally Advanced Bladder Cancer new!- A recent study indicated that use of pre-operative chemotherapy and radical cystectomy improves the outcome for patients with locally advanced bladder cancer.

  The Cancer Patient's Workbook: Everything You Need to Stay Organized and Informed - "This book gave me hope and guidance, and was definitely a blessing to me especially in the first several weeks after my diagnosis of stage 4 kidney cancer.  I would recommend the Cancer Patient's Workbook to any one who has cancer."
General

What You Need to Know about Bladder Cancer - An important booklet from the National Cancer Institute for patients and general public.

Bladder Carcinoma In Situ - Article details the diagnosis, pathology, and treatment of carcinoma in situ (CIS) of urinary bladder. 

Facts About Bladder Cancer - Patients and their families should read the facts about the disease first for some basic information.

Bladder Cancer and Bladder Tumors - Introductory information from Wayne State Medical Center.

What Every Man Should Know About Bladder Cancer - Questions about bladder, bladder cancer, diagnosis, and treatment are answered by Urologists from Urology Notes.

CancerBACUP (UK): Bladder Cancer - Provides introductory but detailed information about this malignancy for cancer patients and their caregivers.

 

Diagnosis


Bladder Cancer Staging Explanation - Cancer stage is the most important prognostic factor for bladder cancer patients. Learn the staging system from the explanation from the National Cancer Institute.

Health A to Z: How is Bladder Cancer Diagnosed - Discuss the procedures used in bladder cancer diagnosis.

CancerNews: Diagnosis and Treatment of Bladder Cancer - Written by Robert Badalament, M.D.

CT Scan of Abdomen and Pelvis - CT scan of the abdomen can provide detailed anatomical information of the abdomen.  It is one of the most important diagnostic tool for bladder cancer.  

Treatment

NCI Bladder Cancer Treatment Info - Understand the staging system and treatment of bladder cancer from the professional resource of NCI PDQ database.

Bladder Cancer Treatment Information for Patient - Patient information from the NCI. Understand the staging system and treatment of bladder cancer.

Chemotherapy Agents Used in Treatment of Bladder Cancer - Locally advanced and metastatic bladder cancers are usually treated with multi-modality therapy.  Chemotherapy is one of the most important treatment method for this malignancy.

Clinical Trials for Bladder Cancer Treatment - Provides a list of research projects for bladder cancer treatment. More than 25 trials listed in the United States in the current list. 

AFUD: How is Bladder Cancer Treated - Understand the treatment of bladder cancer from the American Foundation of Urological Diseases. 

Med Help International: BCG Side Effects - Answers the question about the side effects of BCG, an important agent for treatment of early stage bladder cancer. 
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Bladder Cancer Web Cafe - Information Resources Support for bladder cancer patients and their caregivers.
 
Other

Anatomy of the Urinary Bladder  - The urinary bladder is a muscular structure located in the human pelvis. This illustration provides detailed information of the bladder and its adjacent organs.  

What Happens to the Urine if the Bladder Is Removed? - from the American Foundation of Urological Diseases. Support group information is also provided.
 
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