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Understanding Your Diagnosis

  • How Does My Doctor Know I Have Bladder Cancer?
  • Cystoscopy for Women

    Cystoscopy is a procedure that lets the health care provider view the urinary tract, particularly the bladder, the urethra, and the openings to the ureters. Cystoscopy can help find problems with the urinary tract. This may include early signs of cancer, infection, narrowing, blockage, or bleeding.

  • Bladder Cancer: Diagnosis

    If your healthcare provider thinks you might have bladder cancer, you’ll need certain exams and tests to be sure. Learn how bladder cancer is diagnosed.

  • Intravenous Pyelogram

    An intravenous pyelogram is an imaging test used to look at the kidneys and ureters. The ureters are the narrow tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

  • Bladder Cancer: Newly Diagnosed

    Being told you have bladder cancer can be scary, and you may have many questions. But you have people on your healthcare team to help.

  • Bladder Cancer: Introduction

    The bladder is a hollow organ in the lower pelvis. Learn what happens when cancer strikes this organ.

  • Bladder Cancer: Stages

    The stage of a cancer is how much and how far the cancer has spread in your body. Learn about the stages of bladder cancer.

  • Bladder Cancer: Your Chances of Recovery (Prognosis)

    Prognosis is the word your healthcare team may use to describe your chances of recovering from cancer. Learn about rates of recovery from bladder cancer.