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Are all bladder masses cancerous?

Are all bladder masses cancerous?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I had a cat scan done of my kidneys & bladder can a car scan show cancer and or masses formed ?

I had a cat scan done of my kidneys & bladder can a car scan show cancer and or masses formed ?

Yes: A CT scan is an excellent way of assessing the kidney for tumors, abscesses and other issues. A blockage of the ureter also will be evident, as can occur with a stone or tumor. The bladder, if normal on CT, could still have non-invasive cancer that does not distort the bladder wall. A cystoscopy where the urologist looks into the bladder with a scope via the urethra is needed to be sure. ...Read more

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Answer plz my dad has two masses in urinary bladder 3.9 x 3cm dr has recommended biopsy i'm so worried?

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my dad has two masses in urinary bladder 3.9 x 3cm dr has recommended biopsy i'm so worried?

NO: First get it biopsied , find the nature of the masses. They could be benign , if report is malignant out come is pretty good with treatment (s) You country has excellent urologists consult one near you. By sonogram bladder stones some times may interpret as masses ...Read more

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US shows increased bladder wall thickness (6.7mm) no stones or masses. Urine analysis is normal (pus cells 0-1) (few Epithelial cells). Infection?

Here are some...: You have no UTI, but most likely you have been developing a progressive poor bladder outlet relaxation, i.e., bladder neck and prostate urethra, which commonly comes along with aging or urethral stricture, i.e., scarring narrowing of urethra distal to prostate urethra. More? Seek urological evaluation & counseling, or contact me at www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with keycode at RQPWJC. Best wishes to... ...Read more

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Doctor Has recommended biopsy for urinary bladder coz there are two masses seen about 3.9 x3 cm i'm so worried is it dangerous plz help we're scared?

Doctor Has recommended biopsy for urinary bladder coz there are two masses seen about 3.9 x3 cm
i'm so worried is it dangerous plz help we're scared?

Get your biopsy: The chances of your dying or becoming seriously sick as a result of a bladder biopsy are far less than from going to get a tooth fixed. You can die from missing a serious lesion in bladder because you were "too scared to get a biopsy". To be brave, act brave. Everybody gets a biopsy sooner or later. Man up and get on with it. ...Read more

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I had CT scan for my bladder in the er. I guess they looked all around and found lesions and hyper vascular masses on my liver. Could it be nothing?

I had CT scan for my bladder in the er. I guess they looked all around and found lesions and hyper vascular masses on my liver. Could it be nothing?

It is not: nothing, but it is most likely due to hemangiomas, common incidental liver masses that are benign and usually require no treatment. You may need a special tailored CT or MRI for confirmation of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism in which cancer kills? Do the masses interfere with proper organ function? Or do cancers put off toxins in the body? Or what?

What is the mechanism in which cancer kills? Do the masses interfere with proper organ function? Or do cancers put off toxins in the body? Or what?

How doesCA kill: Cancer cells grow,requiring energy, disrupting normal organ function and can even growing into vital structures like blood vessels.Left untxed CA will essentially drain the person, why they loose wt, and eat into adjacent organs. It can also spread gaining access to other organs. ...Read more

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Two small soft tissue masses found in my nasopharynx. what is the chance they are cancer given that my brother has been diagnosed for NPC recently?

Two small soft tissue masses found in my nasopharynx. what is the chance they are cancer given that my brother has been diagnosed for NPC recently?

Unlikely: But possible. Brother with NPC does not really raise your risk unless of course you share the same risk factors. Your doc should have been able to look at these on CT scan or on nasopharyngoscope and give you a better read. A good look is better than any risk factor analysis.... ...Read more

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Nodes or masses on renal glands, could they be cancer?

Nodes or masses on renal glands, could they be cancer?

Depends on size: There are many types of kidney masses, ranging from cysts to adenomas to fibromas and occasionally a malignancy. . The majority of small kidney growths are benign, while larger ones are more likely to be cancerous. Most masses are diagnosed incidentally. If treatment is required, options, include watching and waiting, medication, and surgery. Many masses are discovered incidentally through an X-ray, (CT) scan, (MRI) study, or an ultrasound being done for another procedure A mass of about 1.5 in (4 cm) or less is only about 20 to 30% likely to be cancerous, while those larger than 2.75 in (7 cm) are about 90% likely to be cancerous. A doctor may also take a biopsy of the mass. Renal adenoma is the most common type of benign kidney mass, and is seen as a small growth.. Sometimes they are classified as precancerous, and they are closely monitored for growth. Many doctors choose to surgically remove renal adenomas to prevent them becoming cancerous . ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more