Each year, about 68,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with bladder cancer according to the Mayo Clinic. Fortunately, most patients are get diagnosed with bladder cancer in its early stages and so the success rate of treatment and survival are better compared to some other types of cancers. The challenge with bladder cancer diagnosis, however, is that there are no full proof screening methods to diagnose it. People may find out in various different ways that they have bladder cancer. They may get symptoms such as pain and blood in urine or they may have abnormal labs and the doctor may recommend more screening during which the cancer is detected. Cancer care at Gentle Wellness Center involves an integrative and holistic approach. This approach ensures minimal side-effects and allows the patient to retain a normal lifestyle depending on the type and level of treatment.
How Does Small Bladder Cancer Develop?
For many cancers, which are usually denoted by the body part they occur in, there are actually multiple types. Small intestine cancer is noteworthy in that there are five types of small intestine cancer: adenocarcinoma, sarcoma carcinoid tumors, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and lymphoma.
Of those, adenocarcinoma and sarcoma carcinoid tumors are the most likely. Adenocarcinoma is a tumor that occurs in glandular cells. Meanwhile, leoimyosarcoma, a particularly common type of sarcoma carcinoid tumor, occurs in smooth muscle cells.
What Are the Symptoms of Bladder Cancer?
The symptoms of small intestine cancer include: abdominal pain, weight loss, abdominal lumps, and blood in the stool. If you observe any of these symptoms, you should go for a check up with your doctor immediately.
The list of diagnostic tools is fairly large: physical exams to check for signs like lumps, blood chemistry tests, liver function tests, endoscopies, laparotomies, biopsies, and more.
What Can I Do to Treat Bladder Cancer?
The treatments for small intestine cancer vary depending on the stage of the cancer found. Surgery is used to remove the affected parts of an organ. Radiation can also be used to kill what’s remaining after surgery, and can be directed so as to avoid damaging healthy tissue. Chemotherapy, meanwhile, systematically and aggressively targets fast growing cells. It can be applied regionally or globally.
Small intestine cancer caught at its beginning stages has as high as an 85.3 percent survival rate, whereas small intestine cancer that’s spread has only a 42.2 percent survival rate. Because of this, it’s important to try and catch it early.