The most common type of bladder cancer is transitional cell carcinoma that begins in the cells that line the inside of your bladder. Most bladder cancers are diagnosed at an early stage and is highly treatable. Symptoms include blood in the urine, frequent and/or painful urination, and back pain. Smoking is one of the primary risk factors for bladder cancer as your body processes the chemicals in the smoke and excretes them in your urine. Bladder cancer also increases with age and exposure to certain chemicals. Men are more likely to develop bladder cancer than women. Learn more about bladder cancer by visiting the national Cancer Institute website.
There are five types of standard treatment for bladder cancer: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. For more information on treatments for urinary incontinence, check out this article from Medical News Today.
How We Can Help
Austin Urological Associates can help men and women with bladder cancer. Our urologist have the experience and training to specialize in this area. Treatment of bladder cancer is a specialization and Dr. Chhikara has the expertise needed to provide treatment that is custom tailored to your situation. We will work with you to review all your treatment options and expectations and find one that meets your needs. Contact us for an appointment at (512) 476-6060