The bladder is responsible for storing urine in the body before you eliminate it. Most bladder cancers begin on the inner lining of this organ, called the urothelium. Over 75,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2016, most of which will be just on the bladder lining surface. A significant number of people will also have a deeper, muscle invasive bladder cancer. Some people also will have rarer types of bladder cancer starting from other cell types.
Screening and Treatment
At Lowell General Hospital, we offer clinical trials through close partnerships with Boston-based hospitals and the National Cancer Institute to help find safer and more effective approaches to prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of your cancer. Learn more about the current clinical trials available here
Resources and Education
At Lowell General Hospital, our multidisciplinary team of cancer professionals is committed to supporting your mental and physical health through every step of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. From dedicated physicians and nurses to social workers and support groups, the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital has several resources for you and your family, all close to home. Learn more about our resources to support your care here