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What does aggressive bladder cancer mean?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Bladder cancer grade: Agressiveness usually refers to the "grade" of cancer. This is a method of stating just how cancerous the cancer cells are. The more poorly differentiated the cells are under the microscope, the higher the grade. This usually reflects the likelihood of the cancer speading if not treateed. The "stage" of cancer usually refers to the size of the cancerous area or tumor or its degree of spread.

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What does it mean for bladder cancer to be aggressive?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Tissue type: This means that the cancer cells seen on the biopsy are very irregular and more abnormal looking from the normal cells of the bladder. The more irregular cells seen, the more likely cancer is "agressive".
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What does it mean for bladder cancer to be anaplastic?

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Dr. Howard Adler
Urology 31 years experience
Anaplastic meaning: When a tumor is anaplastic, it means that it no longer looks like normal tissue. Tumors that are anaplastic are more aggressive and tend to have poorer outcomes.

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