Bladder Cancer


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Expiration Date

28 Feb 2026

Last Reviewed

1 Mar 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.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

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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Continuing Education Accreditation Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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This activity is reported to the following Maintenance of Certification (MOC) boards:
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
American Board of Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Urinary Tract
American Board of Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology

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  6. Obtain a certificate.

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The contributors and editors of StatPearls have attested that all associated media (images and video) have been legally cleared for use with this activity.  All copyrights are reserved.

  • Name: 'bladderca.png' Attribution: Image courtesy S Bhimji MD
  • Name: '1280px-Cystitis_cystica_et_glandularis_with_urothelial_carcinoma_in_situ,_intermed._mag.3.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Wikimedia CoRus13 (Public Domain
  • Name: 'urothelial ca08.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by Fabiola Farci, MD
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