Bladder Cancer Treatment in Sacramento, CA
As with other forms of cancer, bladder cancer is a product of a mutation within the cells that make up the bladder’s tissue. This mutation typically results in the formation of a cancerous tumor, which can be difficult to detect early on since there is no way to view the internal structure of the bladder without imaging tests such as an MRI.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of bladder cancer, don’t wait to see a specialist. The board-certified urologists with Advanced Urology have extensive experience helping patients in the Sacramento area with bladder cancer diagnosis and treatment. Give our Folsom office a call today at (916) 936-1010, or call our Carmichael office at (916) 245-2444 to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment at either location through our secure online form. Our urologists have diagnosed and treated bladder cancer for patients from throughout the Sacramento area including Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, Soulsbyville, Angels Camp, Arnold, Altaville, Groveland, Oakdale, Turlock, Riverbank, and Modesto.
What Are the Types of Bladder Cancer?
There are a variety of bladder cancers that an individual may encounter. The primary difference between these multiple types lies in the specific origin of the cancer. For example, bladder cancer that begins within the muscle cells is not the same as cancer that exists within the lining of the bladder.
The most common form of bladder cancer is known as urothelial carcinoma. This cellular mutation can affect the lining of the bladder and the ureter and the urethra. Other variations of this condition include:
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Small cell carcinoma
What Are the Symptoms of Bladder Cancer?
Unfortunately, the early signs of bladder cancer are not always very clear, which is why you should remain especially vigilant should the following symptoms occur:
- Frequent urination
- Pelvic pain
- Pain with urination
- Blood in the urine
- Pain in the lower back
One of the best ways to catch bladder cancer in its earliest stages, potentially even before patients begin to notice its symptoms, is to complete a regular yearly physical. These standard examinations often require patients to provide a urine sample, which can alert one of the board-certified urologists at Advanced Urology of any abnormalities such as blood in the urine.
Treatment for Bladder Cancer in Sacramento
Due to the unique nature of each patient and their type of bladder cancer, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, these patients will typically select one or more of the following treatment options:
- Surgical removal of the bladder cancer
- Radiation therapy
- Intravesical therapy
Schedule a Bladder Cancer Consultation
When you schedule a consultation with Advanced Urology, they will be able to individually evaluate your case and provide comprehensive treatment options that are unique to you. With two urology clinics conveniently located in Folsom and Carmichael, we see patients throughout the Sacramento area, including Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia, Soulsbyville, Angels Camp, Arnold, Altaville, Groveland, Oakdale, Turlock, Riverbank, and Modesto. If you’re experiencing symptoms of bladder cancer, call our Carmichael office at (916) 245-2444 or our Folsom office at (916) 936-1010 today to schedule an appointment, or submit a request online using our secure form.