An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer results from the unchecked growth of cancerous cells in the urinary bladder. More than 79,000 new bladder cancer cases are diagnosed in the United States every year, with men accounting for nearly 75 percent of them. There are several types of bladder cancer, whose symptoms and treatments may vary.

At City of Hope, treatment begins with comprehensive screening and diagnostic tools, and centers on our unique “coordinated care pathway” in which our multidisciplinary teams combine the latest research findings with outstanding patient care.

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Our bladder cancer team is an integrated group of experts who will focus on providing you optimal care from the moment of diagnosis to active treatment to recovery and survivorship.

If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, you may request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-4673. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information. 

Our Expertise

“They actually listened to what I wanted from the surgery; they were able to give me options that other hospitals were not able to give me.”
Christine Crews, bladder cancer survivor

Highlights of our bladder cancer program include:

  • Leadership and experience in bladder surgery, being one of the largest centers offering robotic cystectomies with novel urinary diversion options, such as Indiana pouches and neobladders.
  • Surgical expertise in minimally invasive operations
  • Specialization in urinary tract reconstruction and the treatment of erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and urologic retroperitoneal disease.
  • A “coordinated care pathway” that integrates experts from multiple specialties to focus on individual cases through the entire continuum of care and rehabilitation — expediting recovery, improving outcomes and enhancing the patient experience
  • A wide portfolio of drugs that can fight cancer better with fewer side effects
  • Ongoing research and clinical trials of promising new therapies, including immunity-based and stem cell therapies
  • Long-term survivorship and follow-up program focused on minimizing recurrence risk and improving quality of life
Located near Los Angeles, California, City of Hope has been named a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, the highest designation that recognizes our commitment to cancer treatment, research and education.
As a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, our doctors also help develop and improve evidence-based bladder cancer treatment guidelines for patients throughout the country.



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