Comprehensive and Personalized Bladder Cancer Treatment
The Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center provides patients with bladder cancer advanced medical treatments and individualized attention. From the beginning of your care with us, you will have a Support Services team available to help. Our cancer experts are available to discuss your specific care, which may include:
- Medical oncologist
- Radiation oncologist
Understanding Bladder Cancer
Bladder cancer is a disease in which malignant, or cancerous, cells form in the tissues of the bladder. Different factors such as genetics, diet and lifestyle habits may increase or decrease your personal risk of getting bladder cancer.
Signs and symptoms of bladder cancer can mimic other non-cancerous conditions such as a urinary tract infection (UTI). Pain when urinating and blood in the urine are symptoms that should be evaluated by your doctor for appropriate treatment.
Weekly Cancer Conference Offers Customized Care
Our expert cancer specialists work together as a team during your care at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center. A Cancer Conference is held regularly so all providers on your team meet together to discuss your cancer and your treatment options. A radiologist and pathologist also meet with this team. This meeting allows all providers to collaborate with each other, so you get individualized care that is specific to your bladder cancer, but from the expertise of an entire team.
Individualized Cancer Treatment Recommendations
Based on the unique characteristics of your tumor, and your personal goals, your team may recommend the following treatments or combination of treatments:
- Radiation therapy
Support for Patients with Bladder Cancer
Throughout your diagnosis and bladder cancer treatment plan, our team will help you focus solely on getting well and will answer any questions about our wide range of support services, including:
- Social services
- Treatment side effects
Bladder Cancer Clinical Trials
Your medical team will review new and promising clinical trials that specifically treat bladder cancer. If you meet the clinical trial criteria, you have the opportunity to talk more with your provider to determine if a clinical trial is right for you.
For More Information About Bladder Cancer Care
To learn more about our bladder cancer services, please contact one of our team members at the Skagit Regional Health Cancer Care Center at 360-814-2146. We can help you make an appointment with a cancer care physician at one of our convenient locations.
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