Bladder cancer develops when cells in the bladder begin to grow abnormally. Rather than grow and divide in an orderly way, these cells develop mutations that cause them to grow out of control and not die. These abnormal cells form a tumor.
It’s not always clear what causes bladder cancer. Bladder cancer has been linked to smoking, a parasitic infection, radiation and chemical exposure.
To help stop bladder tumours from regrowing (recurring) your Urologist mays recommend further treatment. Usually, the cure involves drugs that are administered directly into the bladder (Intravesically).
If this is your case, our solution for you is HIVEC™.
HIVEC™ stands for Hyperthermic Intra-VEsical Chemotherapy (thermo-chemotherapy for short) this means that a warm drug is placed inside your bladder. Recent evidence has shown that heating the chemotherapy drug when it is inside your bladder can help to increase its ability to kill cancer cells.
This is because the heat allows the chemotherapy drug to be more easily absorbed into the bladder lining, allowing for deeper penetration into the bladder wall.
The heat generated inside the bladder can also help to directly kill any remaining cancer cells, as well as increasing your own body’s natural immune response – which will also target the cancer cells and kill them.
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