Treatment for Bladder Cancer in Milwaukee, WI

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the fifth most common malignancy overall in the US. As with other forms of cancer, risk factors for the development of bladder cancer are quite common and include tobacco use, occupational exposures, and family history. Unfortunately, even patients without these risk factors can develop bladder cancer.

The board-certified urologists at Metropolitan Urology Group have provided quality urologic care for patients throughout Milwaukee,  WI for over 30 years. If you are experiencing symptoms of bladder cancer or have been recently diagnosed, contact our urologists to schedule a urologic oncology consultation at our urology clinic in Wauwatosa, WI. To schedule your consultation, please call (414) 476-0430 today.

What Are the Types of Bladder Cancer?

The most common type of bladder cancer by far is called urothelial carcinoma. The most important factor to determine the stage of bladder cancer is how deeply it invades in the bladder wall, which is something that is determined at the time of biopsy. Other more rare types of bladder cancers include:

  • Sarcoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Small cell carcinoma

What Are the Symptoms of Bladder Cancer?

The most common symptom of bladder cancer is visible blood in the urine. In other cases, microscopic blood can be detected in the urine during routine annual physical examinations, which can alert your care team to a possible early bladder cancer that deserves further attention. The early signs of bladder cancer are not always very clear, which is why you should remain especially vigilant should the following symptoms occur:

Treatment Options

If a bladder tumor has been identified, the most common first step is to undergo tissue sampling or a biopsy in the form of endoscopic removal of the bladder tumor. This is typically a low risk, outpatient procedure that does not involve any visible incisions. Depending on pathology of your biopsy, the next steps in treatment can range from observation alone to drug treatments that are instilled into the bladder in the office, radiation, chemotherapy, repeat endoscopic surgeries, or surgical removal of the bladder with urinary reconstruction. Due to the unique nature of each patient and their type of bladder cancer, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The urologists at Metropolitan Urology Group will ensure that you receive the standard of care for your bladder cancer according to national guidelines.

Schedule a Consultation for Bladder Cancer Treatment

When you schedule a consultation with Metropolitan Urology Group, they will be able to individually evaluate your case and provide comprehensive treatment options that are on the cutting edge of technology, and ultimately unique to you. To schedule a consultation at our urology clinic in Wauwatosa, WI, please call (414) 476-0430 today.