Robotic Bladder Cancer Surgery
What is Bladder Cancer?
When abnormal cells grow out of control in your body, they can form a cancer tumor. This tumor crowds out your healthy cells. When this occurs in the bladder, it is known as bladder cancer.
Bladder cancer can occur at any age, but usually affects older adults and men more than women. More than 77,000 Americans will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2016.
However, a large majority of cases are diagnosed at an early stage. This makes the disease highly treatable. Unfortunately, bladder cancer is also likely to re-occur. Because of this survivors of the disease often undergo follow-up tests for years.
In advanced stages, bladder cancer cells can spread to other parts of your body. This is known as metastasis, and can be very serious. That’s why it’s important to begin treating the cancer as early as possible.