Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer can often be found early because it causes blood in the urine or other urinary symptoms.

Treatment of Bladder Cancer

Bladder (an organ that holds and releases urine) cancer can be classified as Papillary and No papillary tumours (much less common but very invasive). The Balder Cancer can develop by any one of the following reasons: Cigarette smoking, exposure to cancer-causing chemicals, the line of treatment includes: Surgery, chemotherapy, a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. These routine treatments have limited efficacy and have considerable systemic side effects. On the other hand, treatments by immunotherapy have shown to be potentially useful with no significant side effects. One of the treatments by immunotherapy is performed using the Bacilli Chalmette-Guerin vaccine (commonly known as BCG).

Another includes use of Interferon ?2b. One of the important discoveries in the field of cancer treatment is dendritic cell based therapy. These DCs when pulsed with tumour antigens (in vitro) can fight against cancer cells. This is achieved by allowing monocytes to differentiate into DCs and priming them with the tumour-specific antigens. In various studies the use of autologous Dendritic cell based therapy has shown significant improvement in a Treatment of Bladder Cancer without any significant side effects.

Bladder Cancer Symptoms & Sings
  • Blood or blood clots in the urine
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling the need to urinate many times throughout the night
  • Feeling the need to urinate, but not being able to pass urine
  • Lower back pain on one side of the body