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A 35-year-old member asked:

are all bladder masses cancerous?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
No: There are several types of bladder masses but not all are cancerous. The definitive test to determine if the lesion is cancer is a biopsy. All bladder masses identified need to be biopsied and examined to determine if is malignant or benign.
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Bladder Mass: Many bladder masses are tumorous and represent cancerous growths, but some are related to chronic infection. Your urologist is in the best position to examine you and provide a definitive diagnosis.

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Does a bump in the vagiinal bladder area mean cancer?

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A 51-year-old female asked:

My husband was diagnosis with transitional cancer in bladder, the dr said no treatment right now, he is 77, why would he not recommend a treatment?

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Does the bladder decompress with cancer?

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Depends: If cancer is occluding the urethra or the outlet from the bladder it may be difficult for the bladder to decompress and empty itself.
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A 47-year-old female asked:

What reasons would a doctor put you forward for a bladder scan is the main reason cancer or can it be other reasons as well?

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