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Bladder Cancer Awareness & Center of Excellence

Advanced Urology Associates Bladder Cancer Center of Excellence Board-Certified Urologists specialize in bladder cancer treatment for men and women, we offer the most state-of-the-art treatments and cancer care available.

This year, more than 83,000 people in the US will receive a bladder cancer diagnosis

Bladder cancer is the 7th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States

Bladder Cancer is the 4th Most Common Cancer Found in Men

Bladder Cancer and Understanding the Importance of Getting Checked

Bladder cancer accounts for approximately 90% of cancers of the urinary collecting system (renal pelvis, ureters, bladder, urethra). The bladder is an organ located in the pelvic cavity that stores and discharges urine. Urine is produced by the kidneys, carried to the bladder by the ureters, and discharged from the bladder through the urethra.

When caught in its early stages, bladder cancer can be highly treatable, so it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer.

Signs and Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

  • Blood in the urine
  • Painful urination
  • Urgent need to urinate
  • Inability to pass urine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Losing weight without trying

Risk Factors for Bladder Cancer

Certain behaviors and environmental exposures can increase someone’s risk for getting bladder cancer. Tobacco smoking is the main known risk factor that increases the risk of bladder cancer. Smoking is associated with over half of bladder cancer cases in men and one-third of cases among women. Quitting smoking greatly reduces the risk. Other risks associated with causing bladder cancer:

  • Chemical exposure and Arsenic ingestion
  • Age, Gender and Race
  • Chronic bladder inflammation
  • Personal history of bladder cancer

How is Bladder Cancer Treated?

Once bladder cancer is detected, the diagnosis will determine the severity. Treatment for bladder cancer depends on the stage of the disease, the type of cancer, and the patient’s age and overall health.

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Immunotherapy
  • Combined treatments (e.g., surgery or radiation and chemotherapy, preoperative radiation).

Advanced Urology Associates Bladder Cancer of Excellence

The Advanced Urology Cancer Center offers the most state-of-the-art treatments, surgical procedures and cancer care available. We focus on our patient’s individual needs, and offer aggressive treatments to help our patients win the fight against bladder cancer.

For over 22 years, Dr. DesRosiers has been providing radiation therapy for prostate, bladder, kidney and testicular cancers. Dr. Nguyen has over 15 years of experience in providing highly skilled cancer care and procedures, including robotic surgeries.

Learn more about signs, symptoms and bladder cancer treatment. 

Advanced Urology treats bladder cancer in patients from:

Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bourbonnais, Chicago, Crest Hill, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Joliet, Kankakee, Lombard, Lockport, New Lenxon, Mokena, Morris, Naperville, Orland Park, Park Ridge, Plainfield, Tinley Park and Woodridge.

Get Checked for Bladder Cancer

Advanced Urology Associates specializes in bladder cancer treatment for men and women. Request an appointment or contact us today at 815.409.4930.

Questions About Bladder Cancer or Treatments?

Advanced Urology Associates specializes in bladder cancer treatment for men and women. Request an appointment or contact us today at 815.409.4930.