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Types of Bladder Cancer

At Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, we diagnose and treat all types of bladder cancer.

Types of bladder cancer include:

  • Transitional cell carcinoma. The most common type of bladder cancer, starts in the inner lining of the bladder or uterine wall.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer that begins in the thin, flat cells of the bladder wall; may start after long-term infection or inflammation.
  • Adenocarcinoma. Cancer that begins in the cells and releases mucus and other fluids; may start after long-term infection or inflammation.