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Types of Bladder Cancer

Bladder tumors are grouped into several types by how their cells look under a microscope. The type of bladder cancer you have can affect your treatment options. This is because different types can respond differently to treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.

The main types of cancers that affect the bladder are:

  1. Transitional cell carcinoma (95%)
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma (~1% – 2%)
  3. Adenocarcinoma (~1%)
  4. Small cell carcinoma (<1%)

These same types of cancer can also grow in other places in the urinary tract, such as the lining of the kidney (called the renal pelvis), the ureters and the urethra. Therefore, when someone is found to have a cancer in one part of their urinary system, the entire urinary tract needs to be checked for tumors.

If you have taken Actos and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer or other serious complications, contact the attorneys at Levin Simes. Complete the form on this page for a free consultation, or contact us at 1-888-426-4156 or info@levinsimes.com.