As a top urologist in Beverly Grove and throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Stein uses advanced methods to diagnose and treat bladder cancer for optimal outcomes.
What causes bladder cancer?
Bladder cancer occurs when the cells inside the bladder begin to grow abnormally. It typically occurs in older adults, although younger patients may be affected as well. Severe risk factors are older age, definitely smoking, a family history of bladder cancer, chemical or radiation exposure, chronic inflammation of the bladder and certain medications including some chemotherapeutic agents and certain diabetic medications.
What are some of the symptoms of bladder cancer?
The most common symptoms associated with bladder cancer are especially blood in the urine and urinary frequency and urgency.
How is bladder cancer diagnosed?
Bladder cancer is usually diagnosed with cystoscopy, which is a simple, one-minute procedure. A biopsy may be taken. Urinary cytology which looks for cancer cells in the urine may be applicable and imaging of the upper urinary tracks is necessary.
How is bladder cancer treated?
Bladder cancer is usually successfully treated with an endoscopic transurethral resection of the tumor under anesthesia. If indicated topical chemotherapeutic medications may be instilled into the bladder (BCG) as an outpatient in the office in the follow-up period.
We accept most PPO insurance plans, private insurance and Medicare. We participate in Cedar Sinai's Medical Group. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
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