Bladder Cancer


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31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes

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Activity Description

Bladder cancer is any neoplasm that arises from the urinary bladder. It is the most common urinary tract neoplasm, with urothelial carcinoma (UC) being the most common histologic type. This activity reviews the evaluation and management of bladder cancer and highlights the interprofessional team's role in improving care for patients with this condition.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals in nursing.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the role that smoking, schistosomiasis, and occupational exposure to chemicals have in the etiology of bladder cancer.
  • Outline the TNM and clinical staging used in the evaluation of bladder cancer.
  • Identify UTI, painless gross hematuria, and irritative bladder symptoms as the early symptoms of bladder cancer.
  • Explain the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team to enhance the delivery of care for patients affected by bladder cancer.


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