Types of Bladder Cancer
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Bladder cancer types:
- Transitional cell carcinoma – More than 90 percent of bladder cancers in the United States are classified as this form of bladder cancer. Transitional cell carcinoma arises from the bladder’s inner lining or urothelium.
- Squamous cell carcinoma – This type of bladder cancer involves the thin, flat cells of the bladder. Squamous cell carcinoma is usually associated with chronic inflammation and can be caused by a parasitic infection (Schistosoma haematobium which is not found in the United States ) and comprises about 8 percent of bladder cancer cases.
- Adenocarcinoma – This form of bladder cancer begins in the cells that release mucus and other fluids and can arise from remnants of the umbilical cord.
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