Bladder cancer occurs mainly in older people over the age of 55, with the average age of diagnosis around 73. It's the fourth most common cancer among men with incidence rates in white men that are double those of black men. Men are four times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease than women.
Transitional cell carcinoma is the most common type of bladder cancer. Squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and small cell carcinoma are the other less common types of bladder cancer.
Why choose UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center for bladder cancer?
Our multidisciplinary team led by genitourinary (GU) oncologists, urologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists work together to create a personalized treatment plan for patients. We are the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center in Central and South Texas and have access to the latest clinical trials.
The cancer center offers care delivered by teams who specialize in all phases of clinical trials. Clinical trials are available to patients of all stages of treatment, from early diagnosis through existing therapies.
As a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center, the cancer center also offers experimental treatments and first-in-human clinical trials under special programs for patients.
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To request an appointment with our team or to make a referral to one of our physicians, please call the main number: 210-450-1000 or 800-340-2872.