Bladder cancer is a cancer of older people with nearly 90% of those afflicted with the disease over the age of 55. Men are nearly 3 times more likely than women to develop bladder cancer (1 in 26 for men versus 1 in 84 for women). Despite an increased incidence, the rate of people dying from bladder cancer has declined, and there are more than 500,000 survivors in the United States. *
Washington University urologists are experts in the treatment of bladder cancer. They work with other specialists at the Siteman Cancer Center to offer a multi-disciplinary approach that combines surgery, radiation treatment and chemotherapy – when needed – to treat the cancer. They also offer construction of a “neobladder,” in which a new bladder is surgically fashioned to replace the cancerous bladder. Washington University urologists can perform this procedure as an open, laparoscopic or robotic surgery.
For patient appointments, call (314) 362-8200 (Center for Advanced Medicine and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital).
More information on bladder cancer treatment at Siteman Cancer Center.
More information about bladder cancer from National Cancer Institute.
*Source: American Cancer Society