Bladder Cancer

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Newly Diagnosed Bladder Cancer? What You Should Know

If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with bladder cancer, you’re probably thinking hard about what to do next. Educating yourself about bladder cancer and the various treatment options that are explained on these pages is a good start. However, your most important decision is selecting where to get treatment.

Your Choice Matters

Studies have shown that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. That’s why your first choice in a treatment center needs to be the right one.

At Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), all the experts you need are right here—a world-class team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists from UW Medicine who specialize in bladder cancer and other genitourinary cancers. SCCA is the only place in the region where all of these specialists work together to treat bladder cancer. SCCA’s Kenneth J. Russell, MD, pioneered the use of radiation therapy for bladder cancer, an important tool for treating muscle-invasive bladder cancer.

Research shows that bladder cancer patients have better outcomes if they receive care at centers—like SCCA—that treat large numbers of people with this disease. We see hundreds of patients with bladder cancer each year.

Come to SCCA

When you come to SCCA, you can expect the best standard of care available. We offer the most advanced diagnostic, treatment, and recovery programs—as well as extensive support to help you cope with your cancer. You also have access to leading-edge therapies being explored in clinical studies for bladder cancer conducted here and at our founding organizations, Fred Hutch and UW Medicine.

Make an appointment to be seen by the SCCA team for evaluation and treatment.