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Are bladder polyps a form of cancer?

Are bladder polyps a form of cancer?

Not neccessarily: There are bladder polyps that are benign and do not progress to cancer. There are also other polyps that are a liitle more aggressive and may turn into cancer in the future and close followup is needed with cystoscopy. ...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 am female, and had a bladder polyp (papimillary carcinoma) taken out 2 years ago. I am going for 2nd cystoscopy, is it a polyp tumor or cancer?

I am female, and had a bladder polyp (papimillary carcinoma) taken out 2 years ago.  I am going for 2nd cystoscopy, is it a polyp tumor or cancer?

Cancer: Papillary carcinoma of the bladder is definitely not a "polyp". If the pathologist called it "papillary carcinoma", that is bladder cancer. If you've only had one cystoscopy in two years you're really not being followed according to recommended surveillance protocol. ...Read more

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Are there a home remedies for urinary bladder polyps?

Are there a home remedies for urinary bladder polyps?

No: No one should consume home remedies to remove a growth in the bladder. Polyps or growths in the bladder need to be biopsied and/or removed in their entirety and the tissue sent to a pathologist for analysis to differentiate if the polyp;s etiology is in fact a benign or malignant condition. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bladder polyps?

Symptoms of bladder polyps?

bladder polyps: Bladder polyps is not very common, bladder cancer is. Symptoms are usually absent but frequency of urination and blood in the urine are common. ...Read more

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What low grade lymphoma am i expecting with tiny IgM kappa monoclonal protein in beta 2 region? I had bladder polyp removed last year, related?

What low grade lymphoma am i expecting  with tiny IgM kappa monoclonal protein in beta 2 region? I had bladder polyp removed last year, related?

Polyp not due to IgM: People with igm monoclonal gammopathy don't necessarily develop lymphoma, esp. If the m-spike is small. Options are it remains unchanged for years, it turns into a low-grade lymphoma like waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia or marginal zone lymphoma, it turns into chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or it causes nerve damage (neuropathy). All of these things are treatable with new options emerging rapidly. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, 22 yrs, Gall bladder polyp. (Gall bladder is normal in contours. A 5mm immobile echogenic focus noted along the wall of Gall bladder means?

Hi doctor, 22 yrs, Gall bladder polyp. (Gall bladder is normal in contours. A 5mm immobile echogenic focus noted along the wall of Gall bladder means?

Gallbladder polyp: Polyps of the gallbladder are typically incidental findings detected during radiologic imaging of the abdomen. They are usually harmless. The recommendation for 5mm polyp would be to repeat the Ultrasound in 12 mo to re-check the size. If not changing, no need to worry. ...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


Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more