Patient Journey

Trying to find the bladder cancer information you want is often confusing and completely overwhelming. So we have presented this for you in a single end-to-end patient journey. You can click anywhere below to take you to whatever you need.

1. Symptoms
Videos

Symptoms of bladder cancer

Haematuria (blood in the urine)

Patient experiences: Symptoms

Information

What is bladder cancer and what are the symptoms?

Your GP experience – assessment, tests & diagnosis

Questions

GP – your initial visit when presenting with urinary symptoms

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2. Diagnosis
Videos

Your GP visit - you have symptoms, what's next?

Accessing the healthcare system in Australia

Early detection and screening

Your visit to the Urologist: the initial visit

Your visit to the Urologist: making the diagnosis

Patient experiences: Diagnosis

Information

Your GP experience – assessment, tests & bladder cancer diagnosis

Your Urologist experience – advanced testing & diagnosis

Questions

GP - following results of initial tests

Urologist - your initial visit following GP referral

Urologist - your tumour pathology test results

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3. Treatment
Videos

Treatment of bladder cancer

The surgical treatment of bladder cancer

Life after bladder cancer surgery

Chemotherapy for non muscle-invasive bladder cancer

Chemotherapy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer

Clinical trials

Radiation Therapy

Palliative care - living better with illness

The future

Patient experiences: Treatment

Information

Bladder cancer treatment

Questions

Urologist  your treatment options

Surgeon – bladder cancer surgery options following diagnosis

Oncologist – non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

Oncologist – muscle invasive bladder cancer

Oncologist  clinical trials

Oncologist – advanced cancer / palliative care

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4. Health & Wellbeing
Information

Services to help & support you

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5. Support
Videos

Patient support

Patient experiences: Support

Information

Your multidisciplinary medical team

Navigating the Australian healthcare system

Services to help & support you

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6. Life after Treatment
Videos

Patient experiences: Life after treatment

Information

Life after bladder cancer surgery - short & long term

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