About Bladder Cancer

The most common type of bladder cancer is transitional cell carcinoma, which begins in urothelial cells that line the inside of the bladder. Urothelial cells are transitional cells, which are able to change shape and stretch when the bladder is full. This type of cancer is also called urothelial carcinoma. Other types of bladder cancer include squamous cell carcinoma (cancer that begins in thin, flat cells lining the bladder) and adenocarcinoma (cancer that begins in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids).

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Bladder Cancer Medical Team

Medical Oncologist

Medical oncologists specialize in the treatment of solid tumors, usually with chemotherapy or by referral to a surgeon for removal of the tumor.

Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, M.D.
Konstantinos Arnaoutakis, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Fade Aziz Mahmoud, M.D.
Fade Aziz Mahmoud, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Natasa Milojkovic, M.D.
Natasa Milojkovic, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Urologist Oncologist

Urologist Oncologist concerns the surgical treatment of malignant genitourinary diseases such as cancer of the prostate, adrenal glands, bladder, kidneys, ureters, testicles, and penis.

Rodney Davis, M.D.
Rodney Davis, M.D.
Urologic Oncologist
Mohamed Kamel, M.D.
Mohamed Kamel, M.D.
Urologic Oncologist

Radiation Oncologist

A radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancers with radiation therapy by using high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells.

Sanjay Maraboyina, M.D.
Sanjay Maraboyina, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Loverd Michael Peacock, M.D.
Loverd Michael Peacock, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist

Geneticist

A geneticist is a biologist who studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity, and variation of organisms.

Kent D. McKelvey Jr., M.D.
Kent D. McKelvey Jr., M.D.
Geneticist

Interventional Radiologist

Interventional Radiologists diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes.

James Meek, M.D.
James Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist

Palliative Care

Palliative Care doctors focus on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.

Megan Davis, M.D.
Palliative Care
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Palliative Care
Heather Moore M.D.
Heather Moore, M.D.
Palliative Care
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Palliative Care
Clark Smith M.D.
Clark Smith, M.D.
Palliative Care

Bladder Cancer Support Team

Carrie Calhoon
Carrie Calhoon, LCSW
Social Worker
Peggy Cosgrove
Peggy Cosgrove
Dietitian
Harriet Farley
Harriet Farley, LCSW
Social Worker
Shayna Fendley, LCSW
Shayna Fendley, LCSW
Social Work
Kim Kenser. LCSW
Kim Kenser, LCSW
Social Worker
Dana McClendon
Dana McClendon
Dietitian
Michelle Morgan
Michelle Morgan
Dietitian
Leann Mullens
Leann Mullens
Dietitian
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Pharmacist
Pam Prutzman
Pam Prutzman
Dietitian
Amanda Tennyson
Amanda Tennyson
Dietitian