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NEW TECHNOLOGY SHEDS LIGHT ON BLADDER CANCER

By Kathy Walsh February 17, 2020 at 6:11 pm

DENVER (CBS4) – More than 80,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year. A cutting edge diagnostic tool is now improving the outcomes for patients.

The technology helps detect and treat the cancer by lighting up the tumors. Carol Romesburg is a survivor. “Tough situation for a long time,” Carol said.

She started battling bladder cancer in 2016. She has had 16 surgeries to remove tumors and several cycles of chemotherapy. In 2018, Carol was told by one doctor that she needed her bladder removed and reconstructed. “I was not prepared for that,” Carol told CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh.

Carol was referred to urologic oncology surgeon Dr. Janet Kukreja at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. She pointed to a photo of Carol’s bladder when she examined it under white light. Click to read more.

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