New Technology for Bladder Cancer Detection and Management

St. Mary’s Center for Family Urology is now offering new technology to help detect cancer tumors in the bladder earlier than before. It is the first practice in Maine to offer Blue-Light Cystoscopy with Cysview® which helps the doctor inspect the bladder lining more close to see new or recurrent bladder tumors even when they are very small.

“This breakthrough technology not only helps me see and remove more cancerous tumors, it improves disease management,” said urologist Michael Parker, MD, from St. Mary’s Center for Family Urology. “Because recurrent tumors are caught earlier, patients need less operative interventions.”

Bladder cancer is difficult to detect. A missed diagnosis can result in delayed or incomplete treatment, which may lead to serious complications and a lower chance of survival for patients with potentially aggressive tumors. Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview® represents an important advance in diagnostic technology, enabling more accurate diagnosis of bladder tumors compared to the standard technique.

Dr. Parker will explain this breakthrough technology at a free presentation on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm. The presentation will be held at the Lepage Conference Center at 99 Campus Avenue in Lewiston. Seating is limited. To register for this event, please call 777-8458.

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