Bladder Cancer

The latest bladder cancer news, advice, and information, including treatment, symptoms, side effects, advanced stages, and real stories about people living with bladder cancer.

How to Prevent Bladder Cancer Relapse

Bladder cancer has one of the highest recurrence rates, so it’s important to follow these suggestions to prevent relapse.

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Who Is On Your Bladder Cancer Medical Team?

From your primary care doctor to your oncology nurse, learn the roles and functions of all members of your medical health care team.

By Eileen Bailey

What You Eat Could be The Difference Between Your Bladder Cancer Returning, or Not

While there is no evidence that a particular diet can reduce your risk, results from multiple studies show a link between bladder cancer and what we eat. So it wouldn’t hurt to stock up on yogurt, green tea, and oranges — and also, they’re delicious, so why wouldn’t you want to?

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Bladder Cancer vs. Bladder Infection: A Test That Shows the Difference

Researchers in Germany have found a way to detect a biomarker for bladder cancer (AHNAK2), as opposed to a bladder infection, for the first time.

By Diane Domina

Info-Armed for Bladder Cancer

A penchant for action and careful preparation enabled Karl Pritchard to secure life-saving treatment.

By Beth Howard

The Future of Bladder Cancer Detection? Pee in a Cup

Researchers have developed a way to scan urine to detect the signature features of cancerous cells, a non-invasive method to check for bladder cancer that could make screening easier.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Bladder Cancer Caregiving Is a Partnership

Caregiving for a loved one with bladder cancer can strengthen your connection to each other, adding a new dimension to your relationship.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Frank Sinatra Had Bladder Cancer?

Here's a long list of celebrities who have lived with bladder cancer, including famous singers, politicians, and athletes.

By Sheila M. Eldred

How Can You Raise Bladder Cancer Awareness?

From lobbying your lawmakers on Capitol Hill to sharing your story in the media, here are great ways to raise awareness of this deadly disease.

By Sheila M. Eldred

An Inspiring Bladder Cancer Survivor Story

Cynthia Kinsella was devastated when she first got her bladder cancer diagnosis, but she feels great 12 years later. Learn how it changed her life.

By Sheila M. Eldred

What to Ask Your Doctor About Bladder Cancer

This collection of bladder cancer questions and answers can help you ask the right questions at your next doctor's appointment.

By Bethany Kandel

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Here's How to Navigate Your Next Steps With Bladder Cancer

Learn how to build a strong care team, how to choose between your treatment options, and how to prevent your cancer from returning.

Meet the Experts

Malaika Hill

Health Writer

Malaika Hill is a freelance health writer specializing in ophthalmology and population health.

Sheila M. Eldred

Health Writer

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred has written for The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, STAT News, and other publications.

Elizabeth Millard

Health Writer

Elizabeth Millard is a freelance journalist specializing in health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition.

Malaika Hill

Health Writer

Malaika Hill is a freelance health writer specializing in ophthalmology and population health.

Health News

A Blood Test That Can Detect Cancers in Early Stages

Currently, many cancers progress undetected until the chances for successful treatment and cure are low. This new test can detect cancers early, before symptoms appear.

Could Lowering Cholesterol Help the Body Fight Cancer?

Lowering blood levels of cholesterol could improve the cancer-fighting ability of certain immune system cells, called Tc9 cells.

Cranberry Juice for UTIs? The Brits Say No

Updated urinary tract infection (UTI) guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom are expected to be finalized next month and will recommend against using cranberry juice to combat UTIs.