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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Cancer: It is a cancer involving the lining of the bladder that will spread into the muscle layers of the bladder if left untreated. It is a malignant conditi ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
The bladder collects: And eliminates waste produced by kidneys. The lining cells are suceptible to toxins, and those from cigarette smoking can cause the cells to mutate, b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Yes: Bladder cancers can very aggressive and recur despite treatment with radical surgery and/or chemotherapy. There is no way to be sure who will develop ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Sarle
22 years experience Urology
Yes: Very common to recur.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
31 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Most bladder cancers diagnosed in the us are, however, very early in their presentations (stages 0 or 1), and therefore curable. However, a neglected ... Read More
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Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
Bladder cancer: Any cancer is potentially serious. If diagnosed early and treated appropriately, bladder cancer can be cured.
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Dr. Sean Williamson
13 years experience Pathology
Varies: Some bladder cancers are highly aggressive and can result in patient death, especially those that invade the muscle of the bladder or metastasize to l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Maybe: Bladder cancer is generally not painful until it has spread to local organs and structures. If it contained to the superficial lining of the bladder w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Usually not. : The vast majority of bladder cancers are linked with environmental factors, especially smoking. Many epidemiologic studies have looked at the role of ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Fairly...: There are about 68-70, 000 new cases of bladder cancer each year; and the most common type is transitional cell(from the inner lining of the bladder).
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Surgery or Radiation: The 2 mainstay forms of muscle invasive bladder cancer treatment includes radical surgery or radiation with chemotherapy. If there is no muscle invasi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
34 years experience Urology
Serious: One can die from bladder cancer if that helps you understand it's gravity. The most common risk factor for bladder cancer is smoking. Do not smoke!
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Cancer is not a contagious disease.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Bladder cancer can be a fatal illness if it spreads beyond the bladder.
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