CJUA 

23 Kilmer Dr, Suite C
Morganville, NJ 07751

ph: 732-972-9000
fax: 732-972-0966

Bladder Cancer


Bladder cancer is a common disease.  It is the fourth most common cancer in men and the 10th most common cancer in women.  Over 60,000 people are diagnosed and nearly 13,000 people die from the disease annually.  Symptoms include blood in the urine (microscopic or gross – see blood in urine link for further discussion), weight loss, burning/frequent/urgent urination and flank or back pain.  Known risk factors are smoking, industrial exposure to aromatic amines in dyes, paints, solvents, leather dust, inks, combustion products, rubber, and textiles, history of chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide and history of radiation to the pelvis most commonly used in prostate and cervical cancer.  Treatment depends on how invasive the cancer is.  With superficial bladder cancer, treatments can typically be done as an outpatient (patient goes home the same day), however recurrence is commonly seen.  When bladder cancer is invasive, more radical treatment is necessary.  Treatments may include surgery to remove the bladder, chemotherapy and occasionally radiation. 

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23 Kilmer Dr, Suite C
Morganville, NJ 07751

ph: 732-972-9000
fax: 732-972-0966