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Bladder Cancer Treatment at the University of Colorado Cancer Center

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If you or one of your family members has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, you’ll need an expert healthcare team on your side.

You can turn to the University of Colorado Cancer Center. As a top tier cancer institute, we have access to the latest advances in treatment for bladder cancer.

Specialized care, personalized attention

Plus, we combine specialized care with personalized attention. Our bladder cancer team creates and maintains an individual care plan based on each patient’s situation. Then, the same doctors and support professionals stay with you throughout your journey, from discussing initial signs and symptoms of bladder cancer to treatment and aftercare.

Our dedication to a cure for cancer is unwavering. That’s why our 5-year survival rates are up to 30% higher than state, regional and national averages.

To begin your journey with a committed and caring team of bladder cancer experts, call us at (720) 848-0300.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Bladder Cancer

In this video, Dr. Shandra Wilson, Practice Director for Urologic Oncology at UCH, talks about the causes and diagnoses of bladder cancer as well as different treatment options for it, including robotic surgery.

 

The region's only NCI-designated cancer center

The University of Colorado Cancer Center at UCH is one of only 40 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation and is the only such center within an 850-mile radius of the Denver area.

 

 

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Bladder Cancer at a Glance

  • More than 70,000 new cases of bladder cancer will be diagnosed each year.
  • More than 500,000 people in the United States are survivors of this cancer.
  • Nearly 90% of people with this cancer are over the age of 55.
  • Men are nearly 3 times more likely to get bladder cancer during their lifetimes than women.
  • Caucasians are diagnosed with bladder cancer almost twice as often as African Americans. Hispanics have an even lower rate than African Americans.
  • In almost 3 out of 4 cases, patients are first diagnosed with bladder cancer when their cancer is confined to the bladder. In most of the remaining cases, the cancer has spread to nearby tissues outside the bladder. Rarely (in about 3% of cases), it has spread to distant sites.

Source: American Cancer Society

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