bladder cancer

Q | what is a TURBT?

A | TURBT means Trans Urethral Resection of Bladder Tumour and is carried out under a general or spinal anaesthetic.

A rigid cystoscope is passed through the urethra into the bladder and the bladder cancer growth is removed using a small wire loop, which acts a heating element.

This enables the tumour to be removed and stops any bleeding that may occur.