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Bladder cancer. Artwork of a section through the wall of the urinary bladder showing a cancerous tumour (carcinoma, yellow). Bladder cancer (urothelial cancer) is a fairly common type of cancer. Symptoms may include passing blood in the urine and a feeling of increased bladder pressure. Depending on the site and invasiveness of the cancer it may be surgically removed or destroyed with heat. However, they frequently recur and corrective operations are regularly needed. If the cancer is widespread, radiotherapy or even removal of the bladder (cystectomy) may be necessary. The prognosis for patients with tumours that are found early is good.
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