Bladder cancer is the country’s fifth most common type of cancer, but it doesn’t receive much publicity. It’s four times more common in men than in women, is usually found in those over age 55, and affects cigarette smokers two to three times more often than nonsmokers. Blood in the urine is the most common sign.
Published by: Patient-Friendly Publishing, 2017
(all profits donated to cancer research)
Excerpt from Chapter 2:
Understanding the “Language” of Bladder Cancer
As you start learning about bladder cancer, you will quickly realize that you need to learn new words, such as cystoscopy, TURBT, cytology, stage, grade, intravesical drug therapy, radical cystectomy, progression, and urothelium. Becoming familiar with relevant medical terms is an important step in demystifying your disease and educating yourself so you can play an active role in decisions impacting your treatment and care.