Dr. Brown and Dr. Wilson are skilled in providing the most advanced treatment options for bladder cancer in patients at the La Mesa, CA, practice of San Diego Urology Associates, providing men and women from throughout the San Diego area with state-of-the-art options based on each patient's unique medical needs for the best possible outcomes.
Bladder cancer is associated with different symptoms depending on the extent of the disease, including:
Because some other diseases and conditions can cause similar symptoms, seeing a doctor at the first sign of symptoms is the best way to ensure you get the most appropriate care as soon as possible.
Like other types of cancer, bladder cancer occurs when the cells inside the bladder lining begin to grow at an abnormal rate and manner. Bladder cancer is most common among older adults, but it can occur at any age. The underlying cause of bladder cancer hasn't been identified, but it tends to occur more commonly among people with the following risk factors:
Men are also more likely to have bladder cancer than women.
One of the most common techniques is a minimally-invasive technique called cytoscopy that uses a flexible scope to look inside the bladder and take a small tissue sample. Diagnostic imaging and urine testing may also be ordered.
Treatment depends on the extent of your cancer, and may include:
In some cases, more than one treatment will be needed to successfully treat the cancer.
If you do not see your plan listed please call the office, the staff will be happy to verify coverage. Even if you do not have insurance we can try to work something out.
"Dr. Brown helped my father during his prostate cancer. Now he is cancer free! He is the best Urologist. "
"Dr. Wilson did the kidney surgery and I'm very please with the outcome so far. He checked on me daily actually twice a day to see how I was doing. I feel great so far."
"They answered my questions with concern and patience."
"I would recommend Dr. Wilson and his co doctor Dr. Brown, they work closely together for the best results for the patient. "