If a tumour in the bladder is diagnosed on imaging or at cystoscopy, a sample of the growth is required. If it is small, only a small biopsy is required followed by cauthery to stop it bleeding.

If it is larger however it will need to be resected. This is performed by inserting a telescope through the urethra and cutting the tumour into little pieces prior to removing it from the bladder and sending it for pathological evaluation. The results will allow Prof Patel to determine the next course of treatment required.

After the TURBT, it is common torequire a catheter for1-2 days After it is removed and you are sent home, there can be blood in the urine (for up to two weeks after the procedure), and some pain/burning on urination.