At our clinic, we understand the challenges that bladder cancer patients face, and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality integrative oncology care. Led by Dr. Nathan Goodyear MD, MDH, ABAARM, our team offers a comprehensive program that combines non-toxic, natural therapies with cutting-edge treatments for bladder cancer.
Located in Scottsdale, AZ, our clinic provides personalized care for all stages and types of bladder cancer. We believe in a holistic approach that focuses on the whole person, not just the disease. Our integrative oncology program incorporates a range of therapies, including nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and supportive therapies alongside conventional treatments.
We prioritize the well-being and comfort of our patients, ensuring that they receive personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs. Bladder cancer integrative oncology is our specialty, and we are committed to staying at the forefront of advancements in research and treatment.
- Our clinic offers a comprehensive integrative oncology program for bladder cancer patients.
- We combine non-toxic, natural therapies with cutting-edge treatments.
- Located in Scottsdale, AZ, we provide personalized care for all stages and types of bladder cancer.
- We prioritize the well-being and comfort of our patients.
- Bladder cancer integrative oncology is our specialty, and we are committed to staying at the forefront of advancements in research and treatment.
Why Choose UCLA Health for Bladder Cancer Care?
The UCLA Health Bladder Cancer Program, part of the Institute of Urologic Oncology at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, is your top choice for comprehensive bladder cancer care. Our program stands out for its innovative cancer research and exceptional clinical care. With our multidisciplinary approach, we provide comprehensive, compassionate care tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
When you choose UCLA Health for your bladder cancer care, you gain access to:
- The latest state-of-the-art treatments
- Innovative clinical trials
- Convenient locations across the greater Los Angeles region
Our team of experts is committed to delivering the highest quality of care for bladder cancer patients. Through our multidisciplinary approach, we bring together specialists from various fields to provide comprehensive care that addresses every aspect of your condition.
At UCLA Health, we understand the challenges that bladder cancer patients face, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible outcomes. Our comprehensive approach ensures that you receive the most advanced treatments and personalized care throughout your bladder cancer journey.
Comprehensive Services for Bladder Cancer at UCLA Health
At UCLA Health, we offer comprehensive services for bladder cancer, covering every aspect from diagnosis to post-cancer care. Our experienced team utilizes the latest diagnostic tools and technologies to accurately identify and stage bladder cancer, enabling us to create personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs and preferences.
The Importance of Accurate Diagnosis
A precise bladder cancer diagnosis is crucial for developing an effective treatment strategy. Our diagnostic tools include:
- Bladder biopsy: A procedure in which a small tissue sample is taken from the bladder for examination.
- CT and MRI scans: Imaging techniques that provide detailed images of the bladder and surrounding tissues.
- Cystoscopy: A minimally invasive procedure that allows us to examine the bladder lining using a thin, flexible tube with a camera.
- Urinalysis: Analysis of a urine sample to detect abnormalities that may indicate the presence of bladder cancer.
|A procedure in which a small tissue sample is taken from the bladder for examination.
|CT and MRI Scans
|Imaging techniques that provide detailed images of the bladder and surrounding tissues.
|A minimally invasive procedure that allows us to examine the bladder lining using a thin, flexible tube with a camera.
|Analysis of a urine sample to detect abnormalities that may indicate the presence of bladder cancer.
Advanced Imaging for Accurate Staging
In addition to the initial diagnosis, accurate staging of bladder cancer is crucial for determining the appropriate treatment approach. Our advanced imaging techniques, such as CT and MRI scans, provide detailed information about the size, location, and extent of the tumor, helping us plan the most effective treatment strategy.
Personalized Treatment Plans
Once we have diagnosed and staged bladder cancer, our team collaborates to create personalized treatment plans for each patient. We consider factors such as the stage and grade of the tumor, the patient’s overall health and preferences, and the latest research and treatment guidelines.
Our comprehensive services for bladder cancer encompass a range of treatment options, including:
- Radiation therapy
We work closely with each patient to determine the most appropriate course of action, considering the potential benefits and risks of each treatment option. Our goal is to provide personalized care that maximizes the chances of successful outcomes and improves the quality of life for bladder cancer patients.
Integrative Cancer Treatments at UCLA Health
At UCLA Health, we offer a comprehensive range of integrative cancer treatments for bladder cancer patients. Our goal is to provide personalized care that combines cutting-edge therapies with a holistic approach to enhance overall well-being.
Our nonsurgical bladder cancer treatments include:
- Chemotherapy: Our experienced oncologists utilize chemotherapy drugs to target and destroy cancer cells. This systemic treatment can be administered orally or through intravenous infusion, depending on the specific needs of the patient.
- Radiation Therapy: We offer advanced radiation therapy techniques, such as external beam radiation and brachytherapy, to deliver precise doses of radiation to the tumor site. This targeted approach helps minimize damage to healthy tissues.
- Immunotherapy: By harnessing the power of the immune system, immunotherapy treatments help stimulate the body’s natural defenses to recognize and attack cancer cells. We offer a variety of immunotherapeutic agents and personalized treatment plans.
Our commitment to advancing bladder cancer treatment extends beyond conventional therapies. Patients at UCLA Health also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials, where they can access innovative treatments that are not yet widely available. These trials explore promising approaches to bladder cancer treatment and may offer alternative options for patients.
Bladder Cancer Surgery Options at UCLA Health
When it comes to bladder cancer, UCLA Health offers a wide range of surgical options tailored to the specific needs of each patient. Depending on the extent of the disease, various procedures can be performed, including:
- Transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT): A minimally invasive procedure used for both biopsy and treatment. This technique allows the surgeon to remove or destroy cancerous growths in the bladder using a resectoscope inserted through the urethra.
- Cystectomy: In some cases, the removal of part or all of the bladder may be necessary. This procedure, known as cystectomy, eliminates cancerous cells and helps prevent the spread of the disease.
- Bladder reconstruction: After bladder removal, UCLA Health offers various reconstruction options to help patients maintain their urinary function and quality of life. These include:
- Ileal conduit: A surgical procedure that creates a new pathway for urine to exit the body. The ureters are attached to a small piece of the small intestine (ileum), which is then brought out through an opening in the abdominal wall. A stoma (opening) is created, allowing urine to be collected in an external pouch.
- Continent diversion: This technique involves creating an internal reservoir to collect urine. A segment of the intestine is used to create a pouch or reservoir that allows the patient to empty it regularly by catheterization. No external pouch is needed in this case.
- Neobladder reconstruction: A procedure that creates a new bladder-like reservoir using a segment of the small intestine. This allows the patient to void urine through the urethra, similar to a normal bladder function.
These bladder reconstruction techniques help patients regain control of their urinary function and ensure a better quality of life after bladder removal surgery. The choice of reconstruction method depends on various factors, including the patient’s overall health, preference, and the extent of the bladder cancer.
UCLA Health Bladder Cancer Specialists
At UCLA Health, our team comprises highly experienced bladder cancer specialists with over 50 years of expertise and experience in cancer research and treatment. Our specialists have been at the forefront, leading advancements in bladder cancer care and consistently providing the highest quality of treatment.
With a deep understanding of bladder cancer, our specialists offer comprehensive, personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs. We prioritize individualized treatment plans that incorporate the latest advancements in cancer research and therapy.
If you or a loved one requires the expertise of our bladder cancer specialists, we invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 310-794-7700. Our compassionate team is here to support you throughout your bladder cancer journey. Together, we can develop a personalized treatment plan that maximizes your chances of successful outcomes and improved quality of life.
Novant Health Bladder Cancer Care
At the Novant Health Cancer Institute, we are committed to providing exceptional care and support for bladder cancer patients. Our mission is to offer leading-edge cancer treatment programs that combine cutting-edge therapies with compassionate care. With a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including nurse navigators, we are dedicated to guiding and advocating for our patients throughout their cancer journey.
Our Novant Health Cancer Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and the latest advancements in bladder cancer treatment. We bring together experts from various fields to form a multidisciplinary team that collaborates to develop personalized treatment plans for each patient.
Exceptional Care and Leading-Edge Treatment
When it comes to bladder cancer, we understand the importance of providing exceptional care. Our team of experienced oncologists, surgeons, and specialists are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of treatment and care to our patients. We stay on the forefront of medical research and innovation to ensure that we offer the most advanced and effective treatments available.
From chemotherapy and radiation therapy to targeted therapies and immunotherapies, our leading-edge treatment options are tailored to each patient’s specific needs. We believe in taking a comprehensive and personalized approach to bladder cancer care, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible outcomes.
Comprehensive Care with a Multidisciplinary Team
Our multidisciplinary team consists of experts from various specialties, including medical oncology, radiation oncology, urology, radiology, pathology, and supportive care services. With their collective knowledge and expertise, they collaborate to provide comprehensive and holistic care for bladder cancer patients.
Our nurse navigators play a crucial role in guiding patients through their cancer journey. They act as advocates, providing support, education, and assistance in coordinating appointments, treatments, and other resources. Our goal is to ensure that our patients have access to all the necessary information and support they need for their bladder cancer treatment.
Through our educational resources, clinical trials, and supportive services, we strive to empower our patients and their families. We understand that bladder cancer presents unique challenges, and our team is committed to addressing them with compassion and expertise.
Through the Novant Health Cancer Institute, bladder cancer patients can expect exceptional care, leading-edge treatments, and a multidisciplinary team dedicated to their well-being. From diagnosis to post-treatment, we are here to provide comprehensive support and personalized care to help our patients achieve the best possible outcomes.
Bladder Cancer Treatment at Novant Health
At Novant Health, we provide comprehensive treatment options for bladder cancer, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our team of medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, along with pathologists, nutritionists, and nurse navigators, collaborates to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual.
Chemotherapy plays a crucial role in bladder cancer treatment. It involves the use of powerful medications to kill cancer cells or slow down their growth. Our medical oncologists carefully select chemotherapy drugs based on the stage and type of bladder cancer, as well as the patient’s overall health.
Immunotherapy is a groundbreaking treatment approach that aims to stimulate the body’s immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells. It can be highly effective in treating bladder cancer, particularly in cases where other treatments may not be as successful. Our team stays at the forefront of immunotherapy advancements to offer the latest and most promising options.
Radiation therapy utilizes high-energy beams to target and destroy cancer cells. It can be used as a primary treatment for localized bladder cancer or as part of adjuvant therapy to eliminate any remaining cancer cells after surgery. Our radiation oncologists use advanced techniques to deliver precise and effective radiation to the bladder while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues.
Surgery is often a crucial component of bladder cancer treatment. Our skilled surgeons perform various procedures depending on the stage and extent of the disease. This can include transurethral resection of the bladder tumor (TURBT) for early-stage tumors, partial or radical cystectomy to remove all or part of the bladder, and reconstructive surgery to restore urinary function post-cystectomy.
Whenever possible, we prioritize bladder-sparing options to preserve the quality of life for our patients. This may include localized treatments such as TURBT combined with chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which can be an effective alternative to bladder removal. Our team carefully evaluates each patient’s case to determine the most suitable bladder-sparing approach.
At Novant Health, we are committed to providing the highest standard of care for bladder cancer patients. By utilizing innovative treatments, personalized care plans, and a multidisciplinary team, we strive to improve outcomes and support our patients throughout their cancer journey.
Winship Cancer Institute Bladder Cancer Treatment
The Winship Cancer Institute, located in Georgia, is at the forefront of providing cutting-edge bladder cancer treatment plans. Our multidisciplinary care teams, comprised of experts in urologic oncology, radiation therapy, and medical oncology, work collaboratively to offer comprehensive and personalized care for bladder cancer patients. By harnessing the collective knowledge and expertise of our diverse specialists, we ensure that each patient receives the highest quality of care tailored to their individual needs and preferences.
At Winship, we prioritize research and innovation to develop groundbreaking treatments that improve outcomes and contribute to advancements in bladder cancer care. Our commitment to pushing the boundaries of medical knowledge ensures that our patients have access to the latest advancements and cutting-edge treatments available.
Our multidisciplinary care teams are closely involved in research and clinical trials, allowing us to adopt and implement new treatments as they emerge. By actively participating in research, we contribute to the development of future therapies and further enhance the quality of care we provide to our patients.
As part of our comprehensive approach, we offer a range of treatment options for bladder cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapies. Our experts carefully evaluate each patient’s case to determine the most appropriate treatment plan, taking into consideration the stage and characteristics of the cancer.
Furthermore, our commitment to multidisciplinary collaboration ensures that our patients benefit from a holistic approach to bladder cancer treatment. Our care teams work seamlessly together, integrating various treatment modalities and disciplines to provide comprehensive support and address all aspects of the patient’s well-being.
Our state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technology enable us to deliver the highest level of care to our patients. We continually invest in the latest diagnostic and treatment tools to ensure accurate and effective management of bladder cancer.
In summary, at the Winship Cancer Institute, bladder cancer patients can expect comprehensive, personalized, and cutting-edge treatment delivered by a dedicated team of experts. Our commitment to research and innovation ensures that we continually strive to improve outcomes and provide the best possible care.
|A surgical procedure to remove bladder tumors or, in some cases, the entire bladder
|The use of drugs that kill cancer cells or prevent their growth
|The use of targeted radiation to destroy cancer cells
|Treatment that boosts the body’s immune system to fight cancer
|Medications that specifically target cancer cells
Diagnosing and Treating Bladder Cancer at Winship Cancer Institute
When it comes to diagnosing bladder cancer, the Winship Cancer Institute employs a comprehensive approach. We utilize a variety of procedures, including physical exams, urine tests, imaging tests, and cystoscopy, to accurately diagnose bladder cancer in our patients. Our goal is to identify bladder tumors at the earliest stage possible for effective treatment.
A physical exam is an essential part of diagnosing bladder cancer. Our experienced oncologists conduct thorough examinations to assess any signs or symptoms that may indicate the presence of bladder cancer. This includes evaluating the patient’s medical history, assessing their overall health, and conducting a physical examination of the bladder area.
A urine test is another crucial diagnostic tool in bladder cancer detection. We analyze urine samples for the presence of cancer cells or other abnormalities that may indicate bladder cancer. This non-invasive test allows us to gather valuable insights into the patient’s condition and helps guide further diagnostic and treatment decisions.
At the Winship Cancer Institute, we utilize advanced imaging tests to gather detailed information about the bladder and surrounding structures. Imaging tests such as CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasound help us visualize any tumors, their size, location, and extent of spread. These tests enable our team to accurately stage bladder cancer and develop tailored treatment plans.
Cystoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows us to directly visualize the inside of the bladder using a thin, flexible tube with a camera called a cystoscope. This procedure helps us identify any abnormalities, such as tumors or lesions, in the bladder lining. At Winship Cancer Institute, we also employ advanced techniques like blue light cystoscopy, which enhances the detection of bladder tumors that may be missed during standard cystoscopy.
Once a diagnosis of bladder cancer is confirmed, our team at the Winship Cancer Institute offers a comprehensive range of treatment options to our patients. These include intravesical therapy, surgery (such as transurethral resection and radical cystectomy), radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and participation in clinical trials. Our goal is to provide personalized, evidence-based treatment plans that effectively target and manage bladder cancer.
Image: Blue light cystoscopy, a diagnostic technique used to enhance the detection of bladder tumors.
Supportive Oncology Care at Winship Cancer Institute
At the Winship Cancer Institute, we understand the significance of supportive oncology care in the journey of bladder cancer patients. Our commitment goes beyond medical treatment, as we believe in providing holistic support to address the psychological and emotional aspects of living with cancer.
Our multidisciplinary team consists of dedicated professionals, including counselors, nurse navigators, dieticians, social service experts, and other specialists. Together, we work collaboratively to ensure that our patients receive comprehensive support tailored to their individual needs.
Addressing the Psychological and Emotional Impacts
Living with bladder cancer can be emotionally challenging. Our counselors are here to provide a safe and supportive space for patients to express their feelings, fears, and concerns. They offer coping strategies, guidance, and reassurance throughout the cancer journey.
We understand that navigating through the healthcare system can be overwhelming. Our nurse navigators are dedicated professionals who act as advocates for our patients. They help coordinate appointments, provide educational resources, and ensure seamless communication with the entire healthcare team.
Supporting Well-being Through Nutrition and Symptom Management
Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in the overall well-being of bladder cancer patients. Our registered dieticians offer personalized guidance and support to help patients maintain a healthy diet during treatment. They provide valuable information on recommended food choices, hydration, and managing treatment-related side effects.
Managing symptoms effectively is vital for the comfort and quality of life of bladder cancer patients. Our team specializes in symptom management and ensures that patients receive appropriate support and interventions. We work closely with other healthcare professionals to alleviate discomfort and enhance well-being.
At the Winship Cancer Institute, we are committed to providing supportive oncology care that extends beyond medical treatment. Our holistic approach aims to empower bladder cancer patients by addressing their psychological, emotional, and nutritional needs. Through our dedicated team of experts and comprehensive support services, we strive to enhance the overall well-being of our patients.
Your Bladder Cancer Treatment Team at Winship Cancer Institute
At the Winship Cancer Institute, we have assembled a multidisciplinary team of specialists dedicated to providing exceptional care for bladder cancer patients. Our team consists of urologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, and support specialists who work together to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Our urologists are experts in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of bladder cancer. They utilize advanced techniques and procedures to accurately identify and stage the disease. With their specialized knowledge and experience, our urologists develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
Our medical oncologists lead and oversee the medical treatments for bladder cancer. They stay up to date with the latest advancements in oncology and prescribe targeted therapies, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy to effectively combat the disease. Our medical oncologists work closely with the rest of the treatment team to ensure comprehensive and individualized care.
Our radiologists play a crucial role in diagnosing and monitoring bladder cancer through imaging scans. They use state-of-the-art technology and expertise to perform CT scans, MRI scans, and other diagnostic procedures that aid in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. They also assist with minimally invasive surgical procedures, providing real-time guidance and precision.
Our support specialists, including geneticists, nutritionists, and pain management experts, provide invaluable assistance in the comprehensive care of bladder cancer patients. They address the unique needs and challenges that patients may face during their treatment journey. Our support specialists offer guidance, resources, and personalized care to ensure the well-being and comfort of our patients.
At the Winship Cancer Institute, we believe in a collaborative and patient-centered approach to bladder cancer treatment. Our dedicated team of urologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, and support specialists work together to provide the highest quality of care, combining expertise, compassion, and cutting-edge treatments. We are committed to delivering personalized treatment plans and comprehensive support to help our bladder cancer patients achieve the best possible outcomes.
Bladder cancer patients have access to expert care through integrative oncologists, renowned cancer institutes, and multidisciplinary teams across various healthcare organizations. These providers offer comprehensive diagnosis and personalized treatment plans tailored to individual needs and preferences.
With a range of options including surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, and supportive care, patients can receive the highest quality of care. By choosing the right specialists and institutions, bladder cancer patients can ensure that their treatment is personalized and meets the highest standards of excellence.
Whether it’s the Brio-Medical Cancer Clinic led by Dr. Nathan Goodyear MD, MDH, ABAARM, the UCLA Health Bladder Cancer Program at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, or the Novant Health Cancer Institute, patients can find exceptional care and support. The Winship Cancer Institute in Georgia also offers state-of-the-art treatment plans.
Bladder cancer patients can have peace of mind knowing that they have access to top-notch care and treatment options from dedicated healthcare providers. By collaborating with these specialists and institutions, patients can navigate their bladder cancer journey with confidence, knowing they are receiving the best possible care.
What is integrative oncology for bladder cancer?
Integrative oncology for bladder cancer involves a comprehensive approach that combines non-toxic, natural therapies with cutting-edge treatments. It focuses on personalized care for all stages and types of bladder cancer.
What are alternative therapies for bladder cancer?
Alternative therapies for bladder cancer may include natural remedies, such as herbal supplements, acupuncture, and nutritional therapies. These therapies aim to support the body’s healing process alongside conventional medical treatments.
What is a holistic approach to bladder cancer?
A holistic approach to bladder cancer takes into account the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of the patient. It emphasizes personalized care that addresses all aspects of the patient’s health.
How does personalized bladder cancer treatment work?
Personalized bladder cancer treatment involves tailoring the treatment plan to the individual patient’s needs. This may include considering the type and stage of the cancer, as well as the patient’s overall health and preferences.
What is complementary medicine for bladder cancer?
Complementary medicine for bladder cancer refers to the use of non-traditional treatments alongside conventional medical therapies. These may include therapies like acupuncture, massage, and yoga to support the patient’s overall well-being.
What is holistic cancer care for bladder cancer?
Holistic cancer care for bladder cancer involves an approach that addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being of the patient. It aims to provide comprehensive support throughout the cancer journey.
What does a bladder cancer specialist do?
A bladder cancer specialist is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer. They have expertise in the latest advances in bladder cancer research and treatment.
Can integrative oncology improve bladder cancer outcomes?
Integrative oncology can potentially improve bladder cancer outcomes by combining conventional treatments with supportive therapies that address the whole person. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the best approach for each individual case.