Our Approach to Treating Bladder Cancer
Bladder cancer is the result of cells in the bladder changing and growing rapidly and uncontrollably. The mass that forms as a result of these cellular changes, called a tumor, can be harmless (benign), which means it is not likely to spread to other parts of the body. However, some tumors are deemed likely to spread (malignant) and cause significant health issues if left untreated. This condition is what a physician may describe as bladder cancer.
At Moffitt Cancer Center, the highly acclaimed multispecialty team of experts in our Genitourinary Oncology Program assesses every patient on a case-by-case basis at a collaborative tumor board discussion. This individualized approach to diagnosing and treating bladder cancer puts each patient center stage, where he or she receives the most comprehensive evaluations and treatment recommendations. It’s just one of the many ways in which Moffitt has distinguished itself as a premier cancer treatment center. At Moffitt’s Genitourinary Oncology Clinic:
- Each patient receives treatment plans that are precisely focused on the unique characteristics of his or her bladder cancer – an approach which results in more effective treatment, higher survival rates and improved quality of life.
- We use state-of-the-art technology in our surgical treatments, with the assistance of robotics and advanced laparoscopies, in order to keep procedures as minimally invasive as possible.
- We are constantly developing new therapies for bladder cancer and other urologic cancers, and are always striving to achieve the highest standard of cancer treatment excellence.
Moffitt is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – a testament to our extensive research efforts and our robust clinical trials, which include cancer treatments unavailable anywhere else. Our bladder cancer team is comprised of renowned experts in all components of cancer research, from new drug studies to developing new surgical techniques and treatments. In fact, from a surgical perspective, we say with confidence that if Moffitt can’t do it, it probably can’t be done.
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