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Bladder cancer

The bladder is a hollow, muscular walled structure that is a storage vessel for waste produced by the urinary system. Bladder cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop in the bladder and grow out of control.

Risk factors for bladder cancers include age, use of tobacco, occupation, infections, medications for other cancers, race, being male, family history and personal history.

The most common symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine. Blood may occur intermittently, or each time you urinate. Other symptoms include painful and frequent urination, or a feeling of needing to urinate without being able to do so.

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Learn more about bladder cancer and find out about the different treatments available.

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Bladder Cancer (Transitional cell carcinoma of the Bladder) | myVMC

Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder accounts for 90% of bladder cancers. Smoking and bladder irritation (e.g. bladder stones) increase the risk.

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Bladder Cancer (Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Bladder) | myVMC

Squamous cell Carcinoma of the Bladder accounts for 5% of all bladder cancers, the most common type of urinary system cancer. It mostly affects males.

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Intravesical BCG (bladder cancer treatment) information | myVMC

Intravesical BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin) is a vaccine administered into the bladder to prevent tuberculosis and reduce the recurrence of bladder cancer.

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Bladder Cancer - Information, Treatment & Support - CanTeen

Bladder cancer affects the organ that collects and stores urine in the lower part of the abdomen.Learn more about causes and treatments with CanTeen.

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Bladder cancer fact sheet | Cancer Australia

An overview of bladder cancer including types, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and finding support.

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Bladder cancer - Cancer Council Australia

What is bladder cancer? Find out about the symptoms, causes, treatment options and more. Get the facts from Cancer Council here.

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Gemzar | myVMC

Gemzar contains gemcitabine hydrochloride, a cytotoxic agents used to treat lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and bladder cancer.

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Cisplatin Injection | myVMC

Cisplatin Injection is an antineoplastic agent used to treat ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer and bladder cancer.

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Cisplatin Injection (DBL) | myVMC

Cisplatin Injection (DBL) is used to treat ovarian and bladder cancer and head and neck cancer. It is an antineoplastic agent which inhibits DNA synthesis.

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