Bladder Cancer (cont.)
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Bladder Cancer Staging
As in most cancers, the chances of recovery are determined by the stage of the disease. Stage refers to the size of the cancer and the extent to which it has invaded the bladder wall and spread to other parts of the body. Staging is based on imaging studies (such as CT scans, X-rays, or ultrasound) and biopsy results. Each stage has its own treatment options and chance for cure. In addition, equally important is the grade of the bladder cancer. High-grade tumors are significantly more aggressive and life threatening than low-grade tumors.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/17/2015
Gary David Steinberg, MD
Mark H. Katz, MD
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