Bladder cancer is a malignant tumour that starts in the superficial cells of the bladder.
Bladder cancer is most commonly found in urothelial cells, also called transitional epithelium. The urothelium lining the inside of the bladder, ureters, urethra and kidney pelvis. It is formed of urothelial or transitional cells. The cancer that starts in urothelial cells is called urothelial or transitional carcinoma. Urothelial carcinomas account for more than 90% of all bladder cancers.
When cancer only affects the urothelium, it is called superficial bladder cancer. If cancer spreads to the connective tissue or muscle of the bladder wall, it is more like an invasive cancer of the bladder.
Rare types of bladder cancer may also occur. Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma are examples. Urothelial carcinoma may also originate in the pelvis or ureters, but this is less common.
Dr. Marois is a urologist who is not a member of the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). As such, if you require his professional services, you will have to pay directly the Cliniques Marois for the services rendered.
To ensure the smooth running of the clinics aa well as a minimum of courtesy towards other patients and staff members, we ask you to notify us 48 hours in advance for cancelling an appointment, 5 working days for cancelling a minor surgery in the office and 21 working days for major surgery at the CMC. If these deadlines are not respected, a cancellation fee of 50% of the service will be charged.
Change of appointment:
We understand that events occur and schedules change, so we ask patients to give us at least a 24-hour notice for any changes of appointment. We will be happy to reschedule another one for you. Failure to provide such notice within this timeframe will result in a $ 100 fee.
Thank you for your understanding.