- Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, urologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists work as a multidisciplinary team to provide whole-person care for those with bladder cancer.
- Expertise. Mayo Clinic is a leader in bladder cancer diagnosis and treatment, including urological research, surgical procedures and other treatments. Mayo Clinic surgeons pioneered many of the procedures used to treat bladder cancer today. Your care team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.
- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience caring for people with bladder cancer. Each year, more than 3,000 people with bladder cancer seek care at Mayo Clinic.
- Access to the latest in bladder cancer treatment. Mayo Clinic makes extensive use of the newest technology to improve chances for positive outcomes. Some people may benefit from robotic surgery, an alternative to both conventional open surgery and traditional laparoscopy. If invasive cancer requires bladder removal (radical cystectomy), a surgical procedure to construct a new bladder (neobladder reconstruction) inside the abdomen is an option for many people.
- A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered to people with bladder cancer includes surgery, chemotherapy, biological therapy and radiation therapy.
- Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.
Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust
At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.
Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.
Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.
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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.