Bladder Cancer Center

Bladder Cancer

The bladder is a hollow organ in your lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer begins most often in the cells that line the inside of the bladder. Bladder cancer typically affects older adults, though it can occur at any age. It is the sixth most common type of cancer in the United States. 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 ty...