Bladder Cancer

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Bladder Cancer
Bladder cancer is the cancer that forms in tissues of the bladder (the organ that stores urine). Each year in the United States, bladder cancer is diagnosed in 38,000 men and 15,000 women. This is the fourth most common type of cancer in men and the eighth most common in women.
Source: National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health.
There are three types of bladder cancer that begin in cells in the lining of the bladder.
Transitional cell carcinoma:
Cancer that begins in cells in the innermost tissue layer of the bladder. These cells are able to stretch when the bladder is full and shrink when it is emptied. Most bladder cancers begin in transitional cells.
Squamous cell carcinoma:
Cancer that begins in squamous cells, which are thin, flat cells that may form in the bladder after a long- term infection or irritation.
Cancer that begins in glandular (secretory) cells that may form in the bladder after a long-term inflammation or irritation.
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