Bladder Cancer: Latest Research

ResearchBladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer in Canada and the most expensive cancer to treat. It also has a high recurrence rate after treatment. Researchers are working to learn more about bladder cancer, including ways to detect it, treat it and reduce the risk of it recurring.

We’ve summarized the current trends in bladder cancer research to keep you informed.

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Blast them or pass them

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If you have ever had a kidney stone, or you know someone who has, you are likely aware of how painful they can be. Kidney stones are salt and mineral particles that form in the urine. They cause pain (renal colic) when they obstruct the urinary tract.

Various treatments are used to remove kidney stones, depending on the size of the stone and its location.

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Why do I keep getting bladder infections?

A bladder infection (cystitis) is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI), an infection, and resulting inflammation, of part of the urinary system caused by bacteria. Bladder infections are common, affecting approximately 5% of women every year. Some individuals are at higher risk of developing bladder infections.

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Settling the controversy over transvaginal mesh procedures

photo of transvaginal meshYour urologist recommends a transvaginal mesh procedure, so you Google it. Oh my, Dr. Google has a plethora of grim articles about transvaginal mesh complications. No worries, our reconstructive urologists at SAIU are the experts. Here’s what you need to know.

 

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