BLADDER CANCER

What Is Bladder Cancer?

Bladder cancer starts in the unique cell layer that covers the inner surface of the bladder. When the cells start to grow out of control into cancer cells they can form a tumor in the bladder. In some cases, the tumor can spread into the bladder muscle or to other parts of the body. 

Men are about four times more likely to develop bladder cancer than women, but women with bladder cancer have the same symptoms as men. Smoking is one of the most important factors that cause bladder cancer. 

Bladder cancers are generally diagnosed at an early stage. The most common symptom is blood in urine, which is usually painless. If the individual notices blood in the urine, without wasting time it is important to visit a physician for a detailed investigation. 

What Are The Types Of Bladder Cancer?

Bladder cancer is classified according to how far it has spread. The first step is the most common type of bladder cancer which is called “the early-stage bladder cancer”. This type is diagnosed inside the lining of the bladder. This first type of bladder cancer is known as “non-invasive cancer”. They are easy to diagnose and treat. 

The second type of bladder cancer is less common but has a higher risk of spreading to the body. 2nd type is called “muscle-invasive bladder cancer” this type of cancer has spread to the muscle wall of the bladder.

The third stage of bladder cancer is a step forward, the cancer has spread outside the muscle wall of the bladder to the fatty tissue. 

The last stage is also known as “invasive cancer” in which the cancer is spread to other parts of the body. Invasive cancers are advanced and metastatic. They are harder to treat. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Bladder Cancer? 

Blood in the urine during urination is one of the most common signs of bladder cancer. 

Other common signs and symptoms of Bladder Cancer include; 

  • Frequent urination.
  • Pain during urination.
  • Lower back pain.

Treatments For Bladder Cancer In Turkey (Türkiye)

Turkey (Türkiye) is the leading country in cancer treatments including bladder cancer. For to get the best treatment, traveling to Turkey may be the best decision. 

Türkiye (Turkey) offers the best in personalized cancer care. All types of cancer treatments are planned and tailored to the individual’s needings. Hospitals and clinics in Turkey have experienced teams that are ready to support the individual in every step of the treatment. 

After staging the level of bladder cancer the physician will decide the right treatment and determine the treatment course. Bladder cancer treatments in Turkey include; 

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Intravesical chemotherapy 
  • Immunotherapy 
  • Radiation therapy

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