Content is medically reviewed by:
Dr. Udaya Kumar Maiya (MBBS, MD, DNB(RT), DCCF (Paris), Medical Director, Portea.
Bladder cancer definition according to medical terminology states that it is a condition when cells turn abnormal due to mutation inside the bladder and divide and multiply, thus creating tumours and not dying instead after a set period. Bladder cancer mostly affects people over the age of 50 and older men, in general. Early bladder cancer stages in men are considered treatable, and follow-up treatment is usually required to prevent recurring future cases.
Bladder cancer symptoms in men are cola-coloured urine (hematuria), pain experienced during urination, and pelvic pain. Back pain and frequent urination are associated with bladder cancer symptoms. However, these may be linked to other medical conditions. Surgery, chemotherapy, bladder reconstruction, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy are some of the common bladder cancer treatment methods in hospitals. Your doctor may recommend a combination of these approaches based on your age and medical condition.
Bladder cancer types are based on the appearance of tumor cells in the bladder. The type of bladder cancer you have will be revealed when the doctor analyzes the cancerous cells under a microscope. There are mainly three bladder cancer types in patients:
Some of the bladder cancer causes in patients are:
Your doctor may recommend the following bladder cancer screening tests for identifying specific symptoms:
Your doctor will reveal your bladder cancer symptoms and tell you which stage you’re in once he/she is finished evaluating the results of bladder screening tests. These are the following treatment protocols available for treating bladder cancer in patients and your doctor may even recommend a combination of these:
A part of bladder cancer treatment is extensive palliative care. Palliative care is bladder cancer home treatment where the patient is taken care of and clinically supported from the comfort of their residence. Our team of nurses for bladder cancer and doctors first visit your home to assess your condition. Based on the medical diagnosis and bladder cancer symptoms exhibited, you will be recommended as the best course of action and treatment.
Palliative care or in-home nursing services have been shown to be very beneficial towards the treatment and recovery of bladder cancer, especially since it relieves the patients from painful symptoms. If you’re planning to undergo bladder cancer surgery or just want someone to look after you and provide you psychological and emotional support, then palliative care is an excellent option. When you sign up for our bladder cancer treatment at home, our team visits your residence and assesses your condition. Nutrition support and in-home chemotherapy treatment are included in our nursing services and no stone is left unturned where in-home treatment and follow-ups with the hospital are concerned. If you are in your early stages of bladder cancer, then home remedies for bladder cancer may be suggested by our team of healthcare professionals under medical supervision. If you are in your advanced bladder cancer stages, you will be recommended to go to the hospital and undergo further treatment.
Living with bladder cancer can get difficult and by availing bladder cancer care at home, the process is made easy. Patients can continue to live they want post-treatment, however, certain lifestyle changes related to nutrition and health must be made after surgery or treatment.
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