Bladder Cancer

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center Provides Compassionate Care for Patients with Bladder Cancer

If you have received a bladder cancer diagnosis, you are not alone. Bladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the U.S. This year, physicians will diagnose more than 70,000 men and women with bladder cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.

At UH Seidman Cancer Center, we understand you have concerns and fears. We make every effort to compassionately guide our bladder cancer patients and their families by answering questions, calming fears and leading them through the cancer treatment process. UH Seidman Cancer Center physicians, nurses and staff work in unison, creating a treatment plan to address a patient's physical, mental and emotional needs.

Our elite center’s team of experts analyzes and discusses each patient's case, tailoring a precise bladder cancer treatment plan that is best suited for the patient’s unique needs.

Recognized Throughout the U.S.

UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the National Cancer Institute-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, which is one of an elite group of 41 comprehensive cancer hospitals nationwide. Our entire multidisciplinary team of oncologists, surgeons, and pathologists evaluates and reviews every single case so diagnosis and treatment decisions are based on the knowledge and proficiency of a team of cancer experts. Together, we work through every step of cancer care to help a patient get well.

Cancer Treatment Team Puts Patients First

We offer patients a multidisciplinary team approach to care. This means all our cancer doctors, nurses and support staff coordinate your care. UH Seidman Cancer Center puts the patient at the center of a compassionate, highly trained team. Our team of cancer experts includes:

  • Genetic counselors
  • Medical geneticists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pathologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Social workers
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Urologists

Full Spectrum of Bladder Cancer Treatment

The team at UH Seidman Cancer Center is committed to diagnosing, treating and researching bladder cancer. We deliver a full range of treatment options, from conventional cancer care to leading-edge alternatives. Patients facing a bladder cancer diagnosis can rest assured that they will receive the most advanced and effective disease treatment at UH Seidman Cancer Center. Our expert health care professionals, including nationally renowned surgeons and oncologists, are developing and utilizing the latest technologies and therapeutics to lead the fight against bladder cancer.

Our advanced treatment options for bladder cancer are sometimes used alone or in combination with one another—offering the most promising outcomes to patients. They include:

  • Surgery, including minimally invasive techniques
  • Targeted chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy or biological therapy, utilizes the body's innate cancer-fighting ability, and is sometimes used as a form of treatment, especially for patients who are currently in stages Ta, T1and CIS of bladder cancer.
  • Access to the latest clinical trials 

Bladder Cancer Clinical Trials

UH Seidman Cancer Center has many available clinical trials for patients with bladder cancer, including:

  • Using chemo with or without a cancer drug for bladder cancer that has spread or come back. Learn more.
  • Combining radiation therapy and chemotherapy in treating patients with stage 1 bladder cancer. Learn more.

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