Bladder cancer occurs when cells in the bladder start to grow in an abnormal fashion.
The vast majority of bladder cancers develop in the inner layer of the bladder which is in contact with urine. Bladder cancer seriousness is gauged by how far the cancer has invaded into the wall of the bladder.
Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer is still in the inner layer of the bladder and is often easier to treat.
If the cancer grows into the deeper bladder layers of the bladder wall it is known as muscle invasive bladder cancer and it becomes harder to treat.
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Delving deeper on the internet there are many good resources for Bladder Cancer patients.
Here are some sites that we think are worth looking at: