Bladder Cancer

Louisville’s leader in bladder cancer care

Norton Cancer Institute is the leading provider of bladder cancer care in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Our bladder cancer specialists are board-certified and fellowship-trained leaders in their field. They’re at the forefront of developing innovative approaches to getting patients back to living their lives.

If you’ve been diagnosed with bladder cancer, you want to start getting better right away. That’s why we offer same-day appointments for newly diagnosed patients.

At Norton Cancer Institute, you’ll have a one-on-one relationship with your oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist or other specialist. The next cancer doctor you see will be either someone you know or someone you’ll be seeing again who knows your case.

Innovative bladder cancer care tailored for you

Our advanced testing options will help your specialist determine a care plan that’s tailored for you based on the stage of your tumor and your treatment goals. Your comprehensive care team of physicians and other health care providers meets regularly to review your case and plan the next steps.

Our oncology team has the experience to deliver the most effective treatment.

Our state-of-the-art treatments include immunotherapy. We can provide a unique treatment designed specifically to combat the genetic makeup of your cancer.

For stage 0 or stage 1 bladder cancer — the point where most cases are diagnosed — we typically remove just the tumor. We may also administer chemotherapy or immunotherapy. Bladder cancer has a high risk of returning, so you’ll need frequent follow-ups.

For stage 2 or stage 3 bladder cancer, our specialists employ techniques that can avoid removing the bladder altogether in a radical cystectomy. While most patients still require some level of cystectomy, we are able to combine the procedure with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other treatments — often saving at least part of the bladder while removing the cancer.

In addition to our current leading-edge treatments, we offer you the opportunity to participate in innovative National Cancer Institute- and industry-sponsored clinical research studies. These trials help to improve current cancer treatments, in addition to finding new and promising solutions.

Bladder cancer care for the whole person

  • From Corydon, Indiana, to Shelbyville, Kentucky, Norton Cancer Institute has seven outpatient clinic  locations and multiple chemotherapy infusion centers. We have three radiation centers located just off major interstates with free self-service parking and valet parking.
  • Five Norton Cancer Institute Resource Centers in Louisville and Southern Indiana offer a variety of support services that address the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Specially trained oncology nurses are on hand to provide one-on-one counseling.
  • The Norton Cancer Institute Behavioral Oncology Program provides supportive emotional and psychological care for patients diagnosed with bladder cancer and their families.

About Norton Cancer Institute

Norton Cancer Institute is a leading oncology practice in Louisville and Southern Indiana. We offer comprehensive care from specialists who are specialists in most types of cancer.

We have locations across Louisville, Southern Indiana and Kentucky, and will see you quickly. You don’t have to wait to get started recovering from cancer.

Norton Cancer Institute provides world-class oncology/hematology care and radiation therapy close to home.

  • We have 100 specialists, including board-certified and fellowship-trained oncologists at the leading edge of cancer treatment.
  • We provide some of the most current therapies, including surgical, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and genetic therapiestailored to combat the unique genetic makeup of your cancer.
  • We offer same-day appointments for newly diagnosed patients.
  • We are the only accredited Integrated Network Cancer Program in Kentucky.
  • We have the most patient navigators in Louisville to walk you through the world of health insurance, scheduling, support services and getting better.
  • Our radiation therapy program sets the standard for precision and excellence in the region.
  • We care for more than 4,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year.
  • More than 180 cancer-related clinical trials give patients access to the newest therapies.
  • We’re close to you with seven outpatient locations, three radiation centers, and multiple infusion centers in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
  • Our Prompt Care Clinics offer extended hours to cancer patients and patients with complex blood disorders dealing with side effects and symptoms. We don’t want you to be in the hospital any more than you have to be.
  • Norton Cancer Institute Resource Centers are a place to get information and counseling when you need it.
  • The Adolescent and Young Adult Program for young patients is one of the most comprehensive dedicated programs in the country.
  • Communicate with your provider, manage appointments, prescription refills and more anytime from a computer or mobile device using MyNortonChart.
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