Each year, approximately 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with bladder cancer. In the past, detecting tumors on the bladder wall has been a challenge but a new procedure at Jefferson, blue light cystoscopy, allows doctors to better see where the tumors are located.
In an interview with 6 ABC, Dr. Leonard Gomella, chair of Jefferson’s Department of Urology, explains, “About 20 to 30% of the time, it will find high-grade, or more aggressive cancer that we will miss with the naked eye.”
He adds, “I think this is going to make a tremendous difference to many patients.”
Read “Healthcheck: New cancer detecting tool” on 6abc.com.