A 37-year-old female asked:
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can bladder cancer be picked up on ultrasound?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Too late,late stage: Early stage of bladder cancer can be detected by simple urine cytology and cystoscopy , sonography will not show early in stages.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
Yes sometimes: Ultrasound technology can identify tumors in the bladder, but this is not a common method of detection. The fact that is is visible on ultrasound does not mean it is too late by any means. Removal of the tumor for analysis along with more precise imaging like ct scan will help determine the extent and severity if the tumor and guide subsequent treatment.
Answered on Apr 19, 2017
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