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-Currently under review
Day case cystoscopy (general anaesthetic)-Currently under review
Having a flexible cystoscopy Urology-28A/ Community Hospital
Having an in-patient cystoscopy-Currently under review
Your multidisciplinary team (MDT) for urology cancer
Having bladder instillation therapy - BCG
Having bladder instillation therapy - epirubicin
Having bladder instillation therapy - mitomycin
Combination mitomycin hyperthermia and BCG bladder instillation therapy
Trans urethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT)
Trans urethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) (Day Case)
Day case cystodiathermy-currently under review
Cystectomy and formation of Studer pouch
Having a robotic cystectomy and formation of a Studer Pouch
Cystectomy and bladder reconstruction (Continent urinary diversion)- Currently under review
Having an open cystectomy and formation of a urostomy
Having a robotic cystectomy and formation of a urostomy- Currently under review
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.
For a list of cancer support groups in the local area please click the heading above.
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 14/11/2023