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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.

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Prevention

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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Living With

What You Need to Know About Exercising After Bladder Cancer Treatment

Research shows that patients who complete exercise programs after surgery for bladder cancer enjoy better outcomes than those who don’t. So what exercises can you do? A physical therapist, oncologist, and urologist give suggestions.

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Ask The Expert: Matthew Tollefson, M.D.

Matthew Tollefson, M.D., is an associate professor of urology and a urologic oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Bladder Cancer: It Takes a Team

A variety of experts will work with you during diagnosis and treatment.

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Bladder Cancer: The Basics

Advanced bladder cancer is becoming a manageable condition. Here’s what you need to know about the sixth most common cancer in the U.S.

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Bladder Cancer: What's in Your Toolbox

If you're living with advanced bladder cancer, here are the tools, trackers, and preparation tips that can help you get ready for your next appointment.

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Advanced Bladder Cancer Magazine

Download your free copy of The HealthCentral Guide: Advanced Bladder Cancer today.

Stephen Wilson

Life Beyond Cancer

When Stephen Wilson got a stage IV diagnosis, his life changed—in a good way!

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On the Record

Tips for life after treatment.

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Treatment

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.

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Nutrition

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?

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.

Health News

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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.

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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.

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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.