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.

Preventing Bladder Cancer Relapse: What the Research Says

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


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

What Famous People Had Bladder Cancer?

Maybe not who you expected. The list is extensive and includes singers, politicians, and athletes.

By Sheila M. Eldred

How Can You Raise Bladder Cancer Awareness?

Tips include lobbying your lawmakers on Capitol Hill, run or walk in an event for the disease, and share your story in the media.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Bladder Cancer Survivor: ‘I had to decide what my priorities were: living, or losing my bladder’

Cynthia Kinsella didn’t sleep much the night after a biopsy revealed she had invasive bladder cancer. She calls it one of the worst nights of her life, spending much of it curled on the bathroom floor in the fetal position. She went on to create a large support network for other bladder cancer patients. Read more about her story.

By Sheila M. Eldred

What Questions Should You Ask Your Doctor About Bladder Cancer?

Want a list of things to ask your doctor about bladder cancer? Here's a collection of questions plus answers, ranging from what treatment options are available to if surgery will impact your ability to have sex.

By Bethany Kandel

All About Stage 0 to 4 Bladder Cancer Treatments

Learn more about surgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and other treatment options when your tumor hasn’t spread and when it has with bladder cancer.

By Katherine Malmo

All About Bladder Cancer, A Basic Explainer Story

Bladder cancer is a silent but deadly form of cancer when advanced, but there’s hope: “We are seeing an exciting amount of research into new treatment options in the area of bladder cancer.”

By Elizabeth Millard

What Symptoms Should You Know About Bladder Cancer?

Common symptoms of bladder cancer include blood in your urine, loss of appetite, and pain in one side of your lower back. Read this slideshow to learn more.

By Malaika Hill

Cystectomies: What You Need to Know

Learn more about this surgical treatment for invasive bladder cancer, including how it may affect your life in the bathroom and in the bedroom.

By Malaika Hill

The Latest Therapies

Learn about promising therapies and treatment combinations used to treat advanced bladder cancer.

By Avery Hurt

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.