February 4th is World Cancer Day At Urology Specialists of the Carolinas, we understand that receiving a serious diagnosis can be a stressful and frightening time for most people. However, we’re here to help with every step along the way. We strive to meet each person’s individual needs and work to provide our patients with
One Day At A Time: Learning To Cope With A Bladder Cancer Diagnosis There’s no way to explain the emotions someone experiences when they discover they have cancer. Feelings of fear, anger, sadness and more seem to rush in all at once—to say it’s overwhelming would be an understatement. If you or a loved one
Although tobacco has been a common link to cancer, it might surprise you that smoking is actually the single biggest risk factor for bladder cancer!
Under normal circumstances, you probably don’t give bladder function much thought. Urine is produced in the kidneys, then stored in the bladder. When the storage space gets full, then it’s “time to go.” The empty bladder refills, and the process repeats multiple times every day throughout your lifetime. However, though you may not think about
There has been a steady increase in bladder cancer over the past few decades and it is currently the sixth most common form of cancer diagnosed in the United States. Treatment and survival rates have, thankfully, been increasing steadily as well. Due to its prevalence, however, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the most common