The UW Prostate and Genitourinary Cancer Program (UWPGCP) and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, the state's only comprehensive cancer center, take a multidisciplinary approach to treating bladder cancer.
Our team of urologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists work together to provide the most comprehensive care for patients with bladder cancer.
Treatment may include surgery or a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. We also offer several innovative options for early stage and advanced bladder cancer, including continent urinary diversion, which provides patients with an excellent quality of life.
Facts About Bladder Cancer
- Bladder cancer is the sixth-most common cancer in the United States with most people diagnosed at 70 years old or older.
- Bladder cancer occurs about four times more often in men than in women and is almost twice as high in Caucasian men as in African-American men.
- Smoking is the greatest risk factor for bladder cancer and is estimated to cause half of all bladder cancers in both men and women.
- Bladder cancer is highly treatable when detected early.