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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
No: Routine urinary and blood tests do not check for bladder cancer. If the urine test is abnormal if there are urinary symptoms to suggest bladder cancer ... Read More
Dr. Terence Chapman
26 years experience Urologic Oncology
Yes, in a way: In a very simple way, urinalysis includes chemical and cellular evidence of hematuria, or blood in the urine, a very common finding in bladder cancer. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Better tests: Urine test can detect bladder cancer, but a cystoscopy and biopsy would be essential for the diagnosis. See this site for information on urine tests. ... Read More
Dr. Vasthi Wilson
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sometimes: Yes - if urine "cytology" is specifically ordered (sometimes with "fish"). Urine cytology is not the most sensitive test for bladder cancer, but is p ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
No: Bladder cancer is not detected during a routine urine test (urinalysis) as part of a physical examination. If bladder cancer is suspected, a special ... Read More
Dr. Terence Chapman
26 years experience Urologic Oncology
Often: Since most patients with bladder cancer have blood in the urine, a routine urinalysis should detect this which could trigger further evaluation. Howev ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
No: Even if your blood tests and urinalysis are normal, one can still have bladder cancer. In fact, small bladder tumors can also easily be missed on radi ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
20 years experience Pathology
Can be both: Many tests can be run on urine, although the selection is not as vast as blood testing. The basic test is called a urinalysis or ua. A urine cytolog ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Yes: Bladder cancer may cause visible blood in the urine or microscopic blood in the urine which is only picked up by urine tests. Depending on the type o ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Urine crystal can indicate certain condition in the kidney, however it is not a symptom of / does not indicate kidney cancer.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Possibly: Blood in the urine (hematuria) can be microscopic (found only with testing) or "gross" (seen with the naked eye). Most causes of hematuria are benign ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Since this test has been effectively used as supplemental diagnostic tool for the patients known to have transitional cell carcinoma in urinary tract ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
20 years experience Pathology
See your doctor: Any unexplained weight loss in a previous cancer patient needs to be evaluated by your doctor. There are many causes of weight loss, but concern for ... Read More
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