Understand the basics of bladder cancer, from risk factors and diagnosis to the various treatment and urinary diversion options available. Armine Smith, M.D., a surgeon at the Johns Hopkins Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute, tells you what you need to know.
Surgeon, Armine Smith, from the Brady Urological Institute answers questions about bladder cancer, diagnosis and treatment options available. At the Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute, cancer specialists work together to provide patients with expert care in radiation oncology, urologic surgery, medical oncology, radiology, pathology and research. These leading minds in cancer discuss each patient's case in detail to create a custom, groundbreaking treatment plan. Questions Answered: 1. How does bladder cancer form? 0:03 2. Are there specific risk factors for bladder cancer? 0:27 3. How is bladder cancer found? 0:44 4. What are the treatment options for bladder cancer? 1:27 5. What is the difference between muscle invasive and non-muscle invasive bladder cancer? 2:56 6. What are the different types of urinary diversions? 3:50 7. How is the diversion chosen? 4:28 8. Do all bladder cancer patients need surgery? 4:51 9. Why should I have bladder cancer treatment at Johns Hopkins 5:22