Bladder Cancer

What is bladder cancer?


Bladder cancer is a malignant tumor that occurs in the bladder mucosa. It is the most common malignant tumor of the urinary system and one of the ten most common tumors of the whole body. Bladder cancer can occur at any age, even in children. Its incidence rate increases with age, and the high incidence age is 50 to 70. The incidence of bladder cancer in men is three to four times higher than that in women. According toworldcancer statistics, there will be approximately 573,000 new cases and 213,000 deaths in 2020. Malaysia has the third-highest bladder cancer mortality rate in Southeast Asia.


So can middle and late-staged bladder cancer be cured? Minimally invasive techniques with little side effects and trauma can help bladder cancer patients avoid surgical resection, avoid suffering from traditional radiotherapy, and effectively prolong the survival period.


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Bladder Cancer Traditional Treatment Methods

  • Surgical treatmentSurgery to remove cancerous tissue and clean cervical lymph nodes that may have metastasis.

  • Radiation TherapyRadiation therapy for follicular adenocarcinoma.

  • chemotherapyOften used as palliative therapy for inoperable or distantly metastatic advanced cancer.

  • Chinese treatmentTraditional Chinese medicine therapy can inhibit the development of cancer, improve the immune function of patients with thyroid cancer, and reduce the toxic and side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Bladder Cancer Treatment Technology
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Combined Knife
Combined Knife, it’s not actual surgical knife, but a composite cryogenic freezing surgical system, which conduct cold and heat a
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Interventional Therapy
Interventional Therapy
Interventional therapy is a mini-invasive therapy performed under the guidance of medical imaging equipments. With a 1-2 millimeter
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Nanoknife Technology
Nanoknife is a brand-new cutting-edge ablation technology for tumor treatment. It breaks the membrane of tumor cells with high volt
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Particle Knife
Particle knife (also called 125I Seed Implants) is applied to a variety of primary and metastatic tumors nowadays. 125I seeds are s
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Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy, also named cryosurgery therapy or cryoablation, is a medical technique both ancient and modern.
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DEB-TACE
Drug-eluting bead transcatheter arterial chemoembolization
Drug-eluting beads transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) is an interventional therapy used in tumor treatment. It is
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Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency ablation, sometimes referred to as RFA, is a minimally invasive treatment for cancer. It is an image-guided techniqu
Bladder Cancer Patients' Story
They come from different countries around the world, but they have experienced the same experience and endured the pain that cancer has brought to them. However, now, with the effective treatment and meticulous care of St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, they have rekindled their confidence in life and become anti-cancer fighters. Here, they share their anti-cancer experience, love and warmth with everyone.
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"Regarding treatment matters, the local Malay doctors will not talk to us a lot and they come and go ...

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VOO CHEW WAH: Interventional Therapy helps me overcome Stage IV Nasopharyngeal CancerNasopharyngeal cancer
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MalaysiaSurvive for more than 8 years

VOO CHEW WAH, comes from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a stage 4 nasopharyngeal cancer patient. After ta...

80% of nasopharyngeal tumor disappeared after one session of interventional therapy*Nasopharyngeal Cancer
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NG MAN HONG, from Malaysia, is diagnosed as nasopharyngeal cancer patient. After one session of inter...

Minimally invasive treatment saved life and tonguetongue cancer
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Minimally Invasive Therapy Defeated Breast Cancer of Stage IVBreast Cancer
Miss Chen
MalaysiaSurvive for more than 9 years

Due to the fear of surgery and chemoradiotherapy, Miss Chen, breast cancer stage IV patient from Mala...

Patient with 5-year Liver Cancer Felt The Beauty of Life  Again Given by St.Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou*Liver cancer
Mr. Xie
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"I am the first Southeast Asian who came to the hospital for treatment after the Covid-19 pandemic" s...

Refusing Electrotherapy, Particle Implantation Lights My Way Against CancerParotid gland cancer
Lau Bee Geok
Malaysiamore than 5 years

"A few days after the particle implantation, the tumor on my right cheek was significantly reduced in...

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MalaysiaSurvive for more than 5 years

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MDT TEAM
Song Shijun
Song Shijun
Chief Expert of Oncology Department | Chief physician

Specialty:Song Shijun, professor, chief physician, CPC member, has been engaged in clinical...

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Peng Xiaochi
Peng Xiaochi
Director of Oncology Department | Chief Physician

Specialty:Peng Xiaochi, M.D., Ph.D. graduate in Canada, is a member of the Chinese Medica...

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Dai Wenyan
Dai Wenyan
Director of Oncology Department of Oncology, Director of Breast Cancer Center | Associate Chief Physician

Specialty:She specializes in various minimally invasive treatments for tumors, especially c...

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Ma Xiaoying
Ma Xiaoying
Director of Oncology Department | Associate Chief Physician

Specialty: Ma Xiaoying, more than 20 years experience of clinical work in oncology, and i...

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 Lin Jing
Lin Jing
Deputy Director, International Oncology Ward |  Attending Physician

Specialty:Dr. Lin Jing has been engaged in clinical work in oncology for nearly 20 years an...

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Wu Qingkai
Wu Qingkai
Chief doctor | Attending Doctor

Specialty:With cancer clinical experience for more than 30 years, Dr. Wu Qingkai has rich m...

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Zhen Yanli
Zhen Yanli
Director of Radiology Department | Associate Chief Physician

Specialty:Dr. Zhen Yanli has been engaging in the work of surgical treatment, medical imagi...

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Yin Pingshan
Yin Pingshan
Distinguished expert of TCM Oncology | Chief Physician

Specialty:| Introduction Engaged in clinical work in Traditional Chinese Medicine Internal ...

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Zhao Yifan
Zhao Yifan
Oncology Resident | Physician-in-Charge

Specialty:Skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of common solid tumors, speci...

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Qin Yubing
Qin Yubing
Attending physician ,Oncology Department | Attending physician

Specialty:Many years of clinical work in oncology ,Master of Medicine Degree. specializes i...

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Bladder Cancer Symptoms

What symptoms of bladder cancer present?

Blood in urine. Bloody urine mostly occurs as intermittent or throughout the whole process of disease. It can also appear at the onset or by the end of a case. Some patients would have blood clots or slough-like tissues in urine.

Irritation of bladder. A patient would present the symptoms of urination frequency and urgency if a malignancy occurs in trigonum vesicae, or the lesion spreads or infection happens.

Urinary obstruction. The bigger tumor located in bladder neck and blood clots can arouse dribble urination or even urine retention. Tumor infiltration in ureteric orifice causing blockage in upper urinary tract would develop lumbar pain, hydronephrosis and damage of kidney functions.

Metastases. Pains in bladder, urethrovaginal fistula, edema in lower extremities, etc appear when advanced stage cancer invades tissues or organs around bladder and pelvic lymph nodes.

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Bladder Cancer Diagnosis

Detection of bladder cancer

Cystoscope, through which can directly find the location, size, quantity, shape and infiltration extent of cancer. Biopsy should also perform when having this examination.

CT scan. It can find the tumor and swelling lymph nodes in an accuracy of 80%.

Ultrasound B. It can detect the size, location and infiltration degree in mucosa when a patient is having full bladder, a status that the mucosa of bladder wall is fully extending.

Ray contrast examination. Through it can a doctor know the bladder is full or empty and the infiltration condition. Combining with pyelography and ureterography, hydronephrosis and infiltration condition of ureter can be confirmed.

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Bladder Cancer Staging

Staging of urinary bladder cancer

Stage 0: Cancer cells are found only on the inner lining of the bladder.

Stage I: Cancer cells have proliferated to the layer beyond the inner lining of the urinary bladder but not to the muscles of the urinary bladder.

Stage II: Cancer cells have proliferated to the muscles in the bladder wall but not to the fatty tissue that surrounds the urinary bladder.

Stage III: Cancer cells have invaded to the fatty tissue surrounding the urinary bladder and to the prostate gland, vagina, or uterus, but not to the lymph nodes or other organs.

Stage IV: Cancer cells have spread to the lymph nodes, pelvic or abdominal wall, and/or other organs.

Recurrent: Cancer has recurred in the urinary bladder or in another nearby organ after having been treated.

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