Dr. Gomella Talks To 6 ABC About New Light Cystscopy To Better Detect Bladder Cancer


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.