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Doctor insights on: Bladder Cancer And Dialysis Patients

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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


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What is a good diet for bladder cancer patients?

What is a good diet for bladder cancer patients?

What they like: With little in the way of exceptions, there's no magic in food for particular diseases. A sensible diet, especially avoiding the very greasy, very sugary and very salts items, to the person's tastes is the best choice. If eating is a problem, a real dietician should be consulted. ...Read more

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Why is it important for bladder cancer patients to be monitored for lifetime?

Why is it important for bladder cancer patients to be monitored for lifetime?

Recurrence: Because they is a high recurrence rate even after some form of definitive treatment including radical surgery or chemotherapy and radiation. It can recur in other parts of the urinary tract after the initial treatment has been performed. ...Read more

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Why is it important for bladder cancer patients to be monitored for a lifetime?

Why is it important for bladder cancer patients to be monitored for a lifetime?

Bladder cancer: Bladder cancer is categorized by its grade and stage. Non-invasive tumors have a tendency to recur. If found early they generally can be removed cystoscopically. The surveillance protocol is designed to catch the tumors before they become high grade or stage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the pain medication for bladder cancer patient.?

Can you tell me about the pain medication for bladder cancer patient.?

Here are some ...: The pain in bladder cancer patients may be cancer-related or others such as DJD, chronic pain somewhere for years / decades. How to treat them largely depends how they respond to and tolerate the pain medications given orally or with injection or epidural anesthesia or ... So, ask the treating Doc for individual detail. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about the pain medication for bladder cancer patient.?

Here we go...: For local discomfort from tumor- or procedure-related, some drugs can be used to ease the pain and burning and to improve urine flow. For pain related with distant metastasis, judicious use of narcotics is still the mainstay of care. For detailing, go to ask, talk, and work with the doctors. Despite getting bladder cancer, it's still keeping on healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence... ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question about the pain medication for bladder cancer patient.?

What to do if I have a question about the pain medication for bladder cancer patient.?

Ask the doc...: ...who is managing the patient. He/she knows the situation best. Sometimes we need to recruit the help of a pain specialist but the managing doc should be able to determine when and if to do it. ...Read more

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What are the newest high-risk patients being tested for bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: In the us there are around 61, 000 new cases of bladder cancer each year and 13, 000 deaths. Most bladder ca occurs in persons over 50. 70% occur in men. Smoking remains the most consistent risk factor, with industrial exposure to aromatic amine chemicals also a risk factor. ...Read more

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Can stage III bladder cancer patients still get a transplant?

Can stage III bladder cancer patients still get a transplant?

No: I don't think so, but i would check with your transplant coordinator. The problem is that giving immunosuppression to someone with an advanced malignancy is dangerous. ...Read more

Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more