According to the American Cancer Society, bladder cancer starts when cells that make up the urinary bladder start to grow out of control. As more cancer cells develop, they can form a tumor and, with time, spread to other parts of the body.
ACS states that Bladder cancer is the the fourth most common cancer in men, but it’s less common in women. Bladder cancer is more prominent in older individuals, with most cases being diagnosed past the age of 55 and the average age of diagnosis at 73. Almost half of all bladder cancers are found first in in the inner layer of the bladder wall, which makes them non-invasive. However, one third of diagnosis’s are found to have spread inter deeper layers within the bladder. While rare, some cases show spreading to nearby tissues or lymph nodes outside of the bladder.
At Laurel Cancer Care, we understand how hard it can be to choose the perfect team for the treatment of bladder cancer. It’s important to have the very latest treatment options with highly trained professionals in a comfortable and caring setting, close to your home. You deserve exceptional and compassionate care and Laurel Cancer Care will be an integral part of your journey to survivorship.