What is Bladder Cancer?

What is Bladder Cancer?


Bladder cancer usually begins in the cells that line the inside of the bladder (the organ that stores urine), and the majority of these cancers are highly treatable since they are often diagnosed at an early stage.

 

Types of Bladder Cancer


Most bladder cancers are transitional cell carcinomas (cancer that begins in cells that normally make up the inner lining of the bladder). However, squamous cell carcinoma (cancer that begins in thin, flat cells) and Adenocarcinoma (cancer that begins in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids) are also common. The cells that form squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma develop in the inner lining of the bladder as a result of chronic irritation and inflammation.

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