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Bladder Cancer Basics with Dr. Kristen Scarpato

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Our guest is Dr. Kristen Scarpato, a urologic oncologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She is here to talk with us about all things bladder cancer. She covers information such as what is bladder cancer, symptoms, causes and treatment options. This episode gives an easy to understand overview of bladder cancer to help patients and their loved ones.

Short on time? Use the below timestamps to jump to any section:
0:47 - Introduction
1:15 - What is bladder cancer?
2:27 - Early-stage vs. Late-stage bladder cancer
3:45 - Causes of bladder cancer
4:41 - Healthy urology tips
5:36 - Symptoms of bladder cancer
6:32 - How is bladder cancer tested?
7:29 - Treatment options
10:22 - What is immuno-therapy and how do they work?
13:13 - Questions to ask a doctor
14:24 - Final thoughts

Supported by an independent educational grant from Merck.

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August 4, 2022

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