According to modern science, the main cause of bladder cancer is the effect of carcinogens eliminated with urine on the bladder mucosa. The main risk factors for this type of cancer thus are:
Common symptoms include dysuria (painful urination), hematuria (blood in urine), frequent urination and nocturia.
Please find below the bladder cancer treatment in Israel program:
The initial stage is non-invasive diagnostics to determine the size of the tumour and extent of spread, includes the following:
These procedures will take 4 business days to complete.
The second stage includes an intravesical investigation, bladder tumour removal and further treatment.
Depending on the result of your work up, there are several further options for the bladder cancer treatment:
If the tumour does not extend past the bladder, the treatment of choice will be a surgery, followed by 6 weeks of intravesical BCG or mitomycin treatment (starts two weeks following the operation).
Price of the surgery (TURBT + bladder biopsy) includes:
It is advised you remain in Israel for approximately 5 days following your discharge from the hospital.
If the tumour invades the bladder wall and pelvic cavity mets are suspected, systemic chemotherapy will be scheduled following the transurethral resection of the mass (samples will be sent for histopathological study). If necessary, a subsequent radical bladder resection with immediate neobladder reconstruction (usually using a fragment of your small intestine) will take place.
Price of treatment program includes:
** Please note that you can undergo chemotherapy in your country of residence.
If no evidence of pelvic invasion is found, but the tumour infiltrates the ureter, retrograde pyelography and biopsy will be performed alongside the bladder tumour resection. If possible, the ureter tumour will be also resected during the same surgery and ureteroplasty performed (TURBT, bladder biopsy, distal ureterectomy + reimplantation).
If ureter tumour resection is contraindicated due to risk of the disease spreading into the pelvic cavity, a 6-week long chemotherapy course is scheduled prior to the ureteroplasty.
The cost of a TURBT with ureteroplasty is made up of:
It is advised you remain in Israel for approximately 10 days following your discharge from the hospital.
** Procedure can be performed utilizing the robotic da Vinci Surgical System. This will significantly decrease post-operative pain and shorten your recovery period.