Bladder Cancer Treatments & Surgery
Why choose Devasya Hospital for Bladder Cancer Treatment?
Devasya Hospital is a great option if you or a loved one is looking for efficient and innovative therapy for bladder cancer. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, like Thulium Laser Resection of Bladder Tumor, Radical Cystectomy, and Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumor (TURBT).
With the help of the thulium laser, bladder tumors are accurately targeted and removed during a minimally invasive treatment. It results in a quicker recovery and a lower risk of complications.
For more severe cases, we conduct Radical Cystectomy, a surgical operation that removes the bladder and surrounding tissues. It assures comprehensive treatment and improved chances of remission.
Furthermore, our doctors can perform Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumor (TURBT) to remove tiny bladder tumors through the urethra. It reduces the need for external incisions and allows for a faster return to normal activities.
At Devasya Hospital, we put patient comfort first and use the latest technologies to deliver the most successful bladder cancer treatments with minimal discomfort. Our skilled oncologists, surgeons, and support staff are committed to providing personalized care, compassion, and support throughout the treatment process.
The exact cause of bladder cancer is often unknown, but certain risk factors have been identified. The most significant risk factor is smoking, as it increases the likelihood of developing bladder cancer by a significant margin. Exposure to certain chemicals and carcinogens, such as those found in certain industries or through long-term use of certain medications, is another contributing factor. Chronic inflammation or infections of the bladder, genetic factors, and a family history of bladder cancer also play a role in increasing the risk.
To diagnose bladder cancer, several tests may be conducted. A urine analysis is typically performed to check for the presence of blood (hematuria) or abnormal cells in the urine. Cystoscopy is another common procedure, where a thin tube with a camera is inserted into the bladder through the urethra to visually examine the bladder and collect tissue samples for biopsy if necessary. Imaging tests such as ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, or IVP may be used to evaluate the bladder and surrounding structures. Urine cytology, which involves examining a urine sample under a microscope, can also help detect abnormal cells indicative of bladder cancer.
Bladder cancer can manifest through various symptoms, although the most noticeable and common one is blood in the urine (hematuria). This can be visible or microscopic and may occur intermittently. Other symptoms include frequent urination, pain or a burning sensation during urination, a persistent urgency to urinate, pelvic pain or discomfort, and, in more advanced cases, back pain if the cancer has spread to the kidneys or other areas.
Early signs of bladder cancer can include blood in the urine (hematuria), which may be visible or microscopic. Changes in urinary habits, such as increased frequency or urgency to urinate, may also be observed. Some individuals may experience discomfort or pain during urination, while others may have unexplained lower back or pelvic pain.
Bladder cancer can lead to various complications depending on the stage and extent of the disease. If left untreated or if the cancer progresses, it can invade deeper layers of the bladder wall, nearby tissues, or organs. Additionally, bladder cancer can metastasize, spreading to distant organs like the liver, lungs, or bones. Recurrence of bladder cancer after treatment is also a possibility.
Although it may not be possible to completely prevent bladder cancer, certain preventive measures can help reduce the risk. The most significant step is to quit smoking or avoid tobacco products altogether, as smoking is the leading cause of bladder cancer. Minimizing exposure to chemicals and carcinogens in the workplace or environment is also important. Good hygiene practices and promptly treating urinary tract infections can help reduce the risk of chronic bladder inflammation. Staying hydrated by drinking an adequate amount of water, maintaining a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, engaging in regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight are also beneficial in reducing the risk of bladder cancer. It is advisable to consult with healthcare professionals for personalized.