The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives funding from the National Cancer Institute and is designated as a comprehensive cancer center — recognition for an institution's scientific excellence in research and multidisciplinary resources that are focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Mayo Clinic also maintains an extensive registry of people who have undergone partial or radical cystectomies. Researchers use this registry to monitor cancer and surgery outcomes, search for possible trends and connections, and ensure overall quality of care.
See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on bladder cancer on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
June 19, 2012
Bladder cancer is a type of cancer that begins in your bladder — a balloon-shaped organ in your pelvic area that stores urine. Bladder cancer begins most often in the cells that line the inside of the bladder. Bladder cancer typically affects older adults, though it can occur at any age.
The great majority of bladder cancers are diagnosed at an early stage — when bladder cancer is highly treatable. However, even early-stage bladder cancer is likely to recur. For this reason, bladder cancer survivors often undergo follow-up tests to look for bladder cancer recurrence for years after treatment.