Bladder Cancer Center

Bladder Cancer Center

The Steward Bladder Cancer Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is leading the way in New England for the treatment of bladder cancer and other genitourinary tumors.

Bladder Cancer Center

11 Nevins St., Suite 303
Brighton, MA 02135
617-787-8181 (fax)

doctor with patient

Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons and oncologists is providing better outcomes for patients of all ages, especially those over the age of 75 who typically don’t receive the most aggressive surgical treatment options available.

The Steward Bladder Cancer Center offers the da Vinci® Cystectomy robotic surgical system, a minimally invasive approach that gives all patients access to curative treatments. 

Other treatment options available include:

  • Standard surgical care
    • Transurethral resection (TUR) with fulguration (surgery performed with a special instrument inserted through the urethra)
    • Radical and partial cystectomy
  • Chemotherapy

Along with offering cutting edge technology, we guarantee quality care that is coordinated and seamless. Each patient meets with our urological surgeon, along with expert urological oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurse navigators, social workers, and nutritionists to create a personalized treatment plan. Additional cancer care services at St. Elizabeth’s include:

  • The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ‘s Hematology Oncology Outpatient Center
  • Radiation Oncology Center complete with state-of-the-art technology, including a Varian linear accelerator and two 56-slice CT scanners
  • Comprehensive laboratory services
  • Nurse navigator
  • Pelvic rehabilitation clinic
  • Stoma and ostomy care
  • Social worker
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Community health screenings, prevention education, and support groups

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Robotic-assisted Radical Cystectomy
Robotic-assisted Radical Cystectomy
Robotic-assisted Radical Cystectomy - Radical cystectomy is commonly performed to treat bladder cancer where it has invaded the bladder wall.
National Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute provides in-depth, up-to-date information about all types of cancers, including bladder cancer.