National Cancer Institute – Bladder Cancer Definition – More than 9 of 10 Americans with bladder cancer have a type called transitional cell cancer (TCC).
Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) – TCC is a type of cancer that typically occurs in the urinary system, the kidney, urinary bladder and accessory organs.
Anatomy of the Urinary Bladder – The urinary bladder (Fig. 1135) is a musculomembranous sac which acts as a reservoir for the urine; and as its size, position, and relations vary according to the amount of fluid it contains
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network -National advocacy organization provides services ranging from information on treatment options and online and in-person support groups, to a handbook for newly diagnosed patients and a clinical trial matching service.
American Cancer Society – The American Cancer Society provides extensive resources and support to patients, families, and caregivers.
Cancer.net: Bladder Cancer – Designed especially for cancer patients by the cancer professionals of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, this site is dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, current information about cancer. The symptom management section is especially helpful.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network – The consumer web site of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, this site offers current cancer news, treatment summaries for the most common types of cancer, and links to leading cancer treatment centers. It also offers practical advice on such topics as living with cancer, paying for treatment, and life after cancer.
Bladder Cancer – What Every Man Should Know- UrologyNotes from the Institute by Rufus Green Jr, M.D. FACS.
Actos Bladder Cancer Link – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement June 15, 2011 that there may be a connection between using Actos for more than one year and a risk of bladder cancer.
Bladder Cancer Treatment & Prognosis
NCI Bladder Cancer Treatment Info – Understand the staging system and treatment of bladder cancer from the professional resource of NCI PDQ database
General Info about Bladder Cancer Treatment – Written by Robert Badalament, M.D.
What Happens to the Urine if the Bladder Is Removed? - from the American Foundation of Urological Diseases. Support group information is also provided
Bladder Cancer Clinical Trials
Bladder Cancer Associations
Society for Basic Urologic Research – society of scientists whose expertise include the study of urologic cancers, the biology of prostate growth, kidney and bladder function and more.
Bladder Cancer Screening
Bladder Cancer Books & Journals
Atlas of Bladder Disease. Staskin, D. 2010
Bladder Cancer: A Cleveland Clinical Guide: Information for Patients and Caregivers. Raghavan D. 2008
100 Questions & Answers about Bladder Cancer. Ellsworth P. and Carswell B. 2006
Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer,3rd. Longe J, ed. 2010. Available in print at the Health Learning Center.
“New bladder cancer removal technique reduces recurrence.” Mayo Clinic Health Letter. 28(2):4. Feb. 2010
“Bladder Cancer: Early Discovery, Vigilance are Key.” Mayo Clinic Health Letter. 26(10):1-3. October 2008
“Effects of Various Natural Products on Growth of Bladder Cancer Cells: Two Promising Mushroom Extracts.” Alternative Medicine Review. 12(1):63-68. March 2007
“Benefits of Bladder-cancer Screening at Home.” Lancet Oncology. 7(7):540. Susman E. July 2006
“Comparative Outcomes of Bladder Cancer.” Obstetrics and Gynecology. 108(1):169–175. Cardenas-Turanzas M. July 2006
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