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Bladder cancer information

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) information

Our Urology Oncology Patient Information Group produces several leaflets relating to bladder cancer:

The Haematuria Service

Day case flexible cystoscopy- under review

Day case cystoscopy (general anaesthetic)

Having a flexible cystoscopy Urology-28A/ Community Hospital

Having an in-patient cystoscopy- under review

Your multidisciplinary team (MDT) for urology cancer

Having bladder instillation therapy - BCG- under review

Having bladder instillation therapy - epirubicin-under review

Having bladder instillation therapy - mitomycin-under review

Combination mitomycin hyperthermia and BCG bladder instillation therapy-under review

Trans urethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT)

Trans urethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) (Day Case) -under review

Having a day case cystodiathermy

Cystectomy and formation of Studer pouch

Having a robotic cystectomy and formation of a Studer Pouch

Cystectomy and bladder reconstruction (Continent urinary diversion)

Having an open cystectomy and formation of a urostomy 

Having a robotic cystectomy and formation of a urostomy

Please be aware that even if you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer not all of the leaflets will be relevant to your care.  Leaflets relevant to your care will be given to you at the appropriate time, giving you the chance to discuss them with your healthcare team.   

Click on the coloured text links below for more information:  

Tests and investigations 

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies 

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer.           


UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.  

Eating, appetite or taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.   

Support groups

For a list of cancer support groups in the local area please click the heading above.     

Further information

If you would like more information, including details of how to contact a nurse specialist, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.  Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.                       

Information in languages other than English

To find out if there is any information about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre

 This page last reviewed 04/07/2024