HCMC and Kentucky Lake Urologic Associates Offer Innovative Imaging Agent to Improve Detection of Certain Bladder Cancers

CUTLINE 1 – Pictured are Drs. Joe Mobley, III, and John Beddies, urologists with Kentucky Lake Urologic Associates.  They are both offering Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview® to detect more non-muscle invasive bladder cancer tumors than other standard technology available.

CUTLINE 2 – Photo of bladder image with and without Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview.

PARIS, TN – Henry County Medical Center is one of a limited number of medical centers nationwide that offer Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview® (hexaminolevulinate hydrochloride). Cysview is an FDA-approved, optical imaging agent that makes non-muscle invasive bladder cancer glow bright pink in blue light so urologists can see tumors better.

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States. Estimates state that more than 82,000 new cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018. Up to 50% of NMIBC patients will have their bladder cancer recur — that’s the highest recurrence rate of any form of cancer.

HCMC urologists Dr. Joe Mobley, III and Dr. John Beddies of Kentucky Lake Urologic Associates will use Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview for both bladder cancer surgery and follow-up cystoscopy. The system also allows them to detect patients with the disease earlier and manage it more appropriately.

“If we can find more cancers earlier in the process it is going to impact recurrence rates, which is a great benefit to patient care,” said Beddies. “This technology makes the procedure less time consuming and is non-toxic for the patient. And, it’s relatively inexpensive for them, as well.”

Beddies noted that HCMC would be the only hospital between Memphis, TN and Paducah, KY that can offer patients this technology.

White light cystoscopy has long been the gold standard for detecting suspicious lesions during transurethral resection of bladder tumor (TURBT) procedures. Often bladder cancer lesions are hard to see and can be missed. Now, since being included in the 2016 AUA/SUO Guideline for NMIBC,5 Blue Light Cystoscopy (BLC®) with Cysview is becoming the gold standard.

For BLC, about an hour prior to the procedure, Cysview is placed into the bladder using a catheter. During the procedure, the urologist first looks inside the bladder using white light, then switches to blue light mode. In blue light, Cysview makes the cancer cells glow bright pink allowing the urologist to more easily identify and remove tumors.

Kentucky Lake Urologic Associates has been treating patients in Tennessee and Kentucky for decades and has earned a reputation of excellence in urology. Some of the services offered and conditions treated at the clinic include:

  • Robotic Procedures
  • In-office Vasectomies
  • Prostate Screenings
  • Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
  • Urodynamics Testing
  • UTI’s
  • Urologic Cancers
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Kidney and Bladder Stones
  • Enlarged Prostate/Prostate Infections

The primary office location is at Cornerstone Drive in Paris, with additional clinics in Huntingdon and Martin. To make an appointment to see Dr. Beddies, Dr. Mobley, III or Morgan Stone, FNP-BC, call 731-642-8886.

To learn more, go to our website at www.hcmc-tn.org or call Kentucky Lake Urologic Associates as 731-642-8884.  Also check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyLakeUrologicAssociates.

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 7 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.