Bladder cancer can affect men more frequently, and older adults. It is also one of the handful of cancer symptoms that can be detected early, due to there being blood in the urine.
The bladder is an elastic, hollow organ that stores your urine. It is excreted through the kidneys by the means of urine. It is also second after prostate cancer from urologic cancers. Bladder cancer can spread to other organs, nearby and must be surgically removed. There are seven types of bladder cancer that can be diagnosed early, and it is a highly treatable condition.
Dr. Shawket Alkhayal encourages patients visiting the clinic to undergo relevant screening such as having a PET scan for an accurate diagnosis. The diagnosis will help us determine which course of treatment we should follow and choose the most suitable medical option. Patients are also advised to do follow-up tests even years after the treatment has been deemed successful. Since this condition is often detected in its early stage, we believe that the success rate for treating bladder cancer is quite high. Most often, patients who receive treatment for bladder cancer can resume their normal life.
The Alkhayal Medical Center provides help and knowledge on bladder cancer diagnosis and treatment. We focus primarily on providing the best patient care, ensuring deep compassion, comfort and convenience for the patient. We encourage our patients to ask us any questions related to the condition, including side effects and recovery.