Bladder Cancer—Patient Version

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Overview

The most common type of bladder cancer is transitional cell carcinoma, also called urothelial carcinoma. Smoking is a major risk factor for bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is often diagnosed at an early stage. Explore the links on this page to learn more about bladder cancer treatment, screening, statistics, research, and clinical trials.

For more information, view Bladder Cancer Symptoms, Tests, Prognosis, and Stages.

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of bladder cancer.

Screening

PDQ Screening Information for Patients

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

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