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Besides bladder cancer, what are some reasons I might need a cystoscopy?

Besides bladder cancer, what are some reasons I might need a cystoscopy?

Bladder problems: A cystoscopy is the only test to visually examine the bladder lining. It is still a widely used test to evaluate bladder dysfunction and to check for cancer. Other reasons for the test include anything that can affect the lower urinary tract anatomy and function. These include urinary leakage, weak urinary stream, inability to urinate, previous urinary tract surgery, and blood in the urine. ...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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Is it ok to just have follow up cystoscopies with bladder cancer stage ta grade 3?

Is it ok to just have follow up cystoscopies with bladder cancer stage ta grade 3?

Bladder Cancer: That only invades the mucosa can be managed my biopsy, removal and f/u cysto and urinary cytology. When the grade is 3 or it recurs, but does not invade the muscle, bcg or chemotherapy instillation is common. Muscle invading bladder cancer usually involves much more. ...Read more

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I recently had my bladder cancer return after11 years. I am waiting for a cystoscopy what should I be doing for the next couple of weeks while i wait?

Stay healthy: If you are waiting for your resection, not much that you can do other than to take the best care of yourself. Eat well with healthier foods, rest, avoid food or medications that may thin your blood. If your feeling ill, get checked quickly so you don't miss your procedure date. If you smoke, quit! best of luck. ...Read more

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If my urologist finds bladder cancer during my cystoscopy can he just remove it right away?

If my urologist finds bladder cancer during my cystoscopy can he just remove it right away?

Bladder cancer: Sometimes, if the lesion is quite small. If it is a first occurence, your urologist will likely want to biopsy and wait for the pathologists interpretation before proceding with cystoscopic treatment and likely further biopsies under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Had a cystoscopy 6 weeks ago, bladder cancer, turbt sched for nov 02, . Gros hematuria again for 4 days now. Should i just wait?

Had a cystoscopy 6 weeks ago, bladder cancer, turbt sched for nov 02, . Gros hematuria again for 4 days now. Should i just wait?

No: If I'm reading you right:you were found at cystoscopy in the beginning of July to have a bladder tumor and TUR of the tumor is scheduled for November.That is a 4 month wait.This would be unacceptable to me if I were the patient. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How often should a 30yo have a cystascope done after having bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: The surveillance protocol calls for cystoscopy every 3 months for the first 2 years. Eventually moves to every 6 months and then annually. ...Read more

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Is bladder cancer serious?

Is bladder cancer serious?

Yes: Most bladder cancers diagnosed in the us are, however, very early in their presentations (stages 0 or 1), and therefore curable. However, a neglected bladder cancer will progress to a more advanced form of cancer that may become incurable and lethal. Therefore, it is important to take care of this as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is bladder cancer painful?

Is bladder cancer painful?

Maybe: Bladder cancer is generally not painful until it has spread to local organs and structures. If it contained to the superficial lining of the bladder without invasion, it is usually not painful. ...Read more

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Is bladder cancer hereditary?

Is bladder cancer hereditary?

No: Tobacco and environmental exposures to dyes for urothelial cancer; schistosoma hematobium, a parasite in egypt and chronic csatheterization for squamous cancr, and adenocarcinoma related to remnants of the urachus, the foetal conduit of urinary exretion through umbilicus into placental circulation...In this last case one might say "inborn error" but not genetic or hereditary. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Terence Chapman
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Bladder Cancer (Definition)

The bladder is the organ which holds urine. As any other organ, it can develop cancer. There are two types: superficial bladder cancer and muscle invasive bladder cancer. The differences are important as they ...Read more