STAGING AND GRADING YOUR BLADDER CANCER
Laboratory analysis of the material taken out during a Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumour (TURBT) is used to determine the stage and grade of the cancer. The grade tells you how much the cancer cells look like normal cells and how aggressive (or fast-growing) they are. The stage tells you the size of the cancer and whether it has spread. This information helps your doctor to decide which treatment you need.