Bladder Cancer is a malignant tumor formed when the bladder or any other body part produces more cells than required. The bladder cancer can retard the primary function of the bladder, which is to collect urine from kidneys and eliminate it via the urethra. The origin of the disease is not known but certain modifiable behaviours, such as smoking, and exposure to aromatic amines, may turn out to be the risk factors. The prominent symptoms of bladder cancer include blood in urine, the constant urge to urinate, painful urination and feeble urine stream. The condition can be either non-invasive or invasive, depending on the extent of invasion of the tumor.
Our Research Centre is a perfect synergy of technology, workforce and compassion. We have a well-equipped Department of Urology Oncology since 1996. Starting with conventional open surgeries, we are now capable of conducting all Laparoscopic and Robotic UROLOGY procedures on patients presenting with urinary bladder cancer. Apart from curative measures, we also focus on prevention through education and awareness. This is crucial on two counts. One, the early presentation and timely intervention can lead to better treatment outcomes. Two, individuals will achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Our approach towards urinary bladder cancer treatment is holistic. We constitute a team, which includes oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, surgical and radiation oncologists, counselors, nurses and physiotherapists, for complete bladder cancer management. We are aware that the needs of two patients are not similar. So, we ensure personalized care and evidence-based treatments for anyone presenting with bladder cancer. We have top-notch diagnostic facilities to bring in precision in screening. Be it, Flexible Cystoscopy or Flexible Ureteroscopy, we offer it all away from harm’s way.
We take into account multiple factors, such as presentation stage, age and health status of the patient, before initiating the urinary bladder cancer treatment in Delhi, India. The treatment includes Endoscopic bladder tumor resection, Radical Cystectomy, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. The procedures can be conducted alone or in combination as per the severity of the disease. The patient may also be subjected to Immunotherapy or biological therapy if the bladder cancer is in stage CIS and T1. We are among the select few cancer centres to have conducted the maximum number of neo-bladder after radical cystectomy. Our specifically designed “Pitcher Pot Neo-bladder” does not need much clean intermittent catheterization as required by other neo-bladders.
We provide Hyperthermic Intravesical Chemotherapy (HIVEC) and Open/ Robot-Assisted Cystoprostatectomy with Intracorporeal/ Extracorporeal ileal Conduit/ Orthotopic Neobladder for urinary bladder cancer treatment.