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Dr says might have bladder cancer did cytology and ultrasound both with abnormilities what do I do?

Dr says might have bladder cancer did cytology and ultrasound both with abnormilities what do I do?

Comply: If you have bladder cancer and you don't follow up, it will kill you. It will not be pleasant. If you get a definitive diagnosis and treatment, for most varieties you can either get a cure or keep things under control for a basically normal life. Usually you can keep your bladder. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Can bladder cancer be seen on ultrasound? If u/s shows no tumor, should further testing be done on a child with gross terminal hematuria? Not a uti.

Can bladder cancer be seen on ultrasound? If u/s shows no tumor, should further testing be done on a child with gross terminal hematuria? Not a uti.

Here are some. ..: Ultrasound study only gives a gross rough imaging assessment with low sensitivity for small lesions. So, it is an absolute saying no bladder cancer. Terminal gross hematuria suggests its origin from the urethra, especially prostate urethra. So, a cystourethroscopy under anesthesia is needed. But, how far an evaluation should go for? It should be individualized. So, ask and talk with Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can bladder cancer be picked up on ultrasound?

Can bladder cancer be picked up on ultrasound?

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. ...Read more

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Can bladder cancer can be detected by an ultrasound?

Can bladder cancer can be detected by an ultrasound?

Yes, but......: Ultrasound is not the most sensitive way to look for bladder cancer meaning it can miss early cases and there are other tests that are more sensitive and specific. However, bladder cancers are sometimes seen with ultrasound, especially if they are large. ...Read more

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Is it possible that bladder cancer wouldn't show up on an ultrasound?

Is it possible that bladder cancer wouldn't show up on an ultrasound?

Bladder cancer: Ultrasound is a poor test for detecting bladder cancer. The definitive test remains cystoscopy. This must be performed by a qualified urologist. It can, however, usually be performed in the office. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound detect bladder cancer or somewhere else that has a tumor?

Can ultrasound detect bladder cancer or somewhere else that has a tumor?

Yes: Externally applied ultrasound can be used to examine the abdomen, the liver, the bladder, and some other areas. The us can show a mass, and something about the composition. You still need a biopsy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bladder cancer runs in my family is it possible I have it even though my ultrasound looked good I have very BAD incontinence and have hematuria I'm 18?

Bladder cancer runs in my family is it possible I have it even though my ultrasound looked good I have very BAD incontinence and have hematuria I'm 18?

Unlikely: This can be caused by many things but usually infection or stones or trauma would be more likely for younger patients. Your primary physician can order urine cytology to detect early cancer if it is indicated after he/she examines you. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility bladder cancer would not show up on a sonogram of the bladder?

Yes: Some bladder cancers do not cause a discrete mass or irregularity of the bladder and would not be seen with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can bladder cancer remain hidden on a sonogram of the bladder & kidneys?

Can bladder cancer remain hidden on a sonogram of the bladder & kidneys?

Yes: Bladder cancer can easily be missed on sonogram of the bladder and kidneys, especially if the tumor is small or flat. The definitive test for diagnosis is a cystoscopy where a small telescope is placed into the bladder to visualize the lining of the bladder. At the same time, a biopsy is taken to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility bladder cancer would not show up on a sonogram of the bladder & kidneys?

Is there any possibility bladder cancer would not show up on a sonogram of the bladder & kidneys?

Yes: Ultrasound will often fail to find cancers of the ureter and/or bladder. Cystoscopy/ureteroscopy by a urologist, with biopsy when required, are the best approach when these cancers are suspected. A urologist provides the best guidance for this workup. ...Read more

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Ultrasound found kidney infection. I have blood in urine but they did many other tests. If I had bladder cancer would it show in ultrasound?

No: Ultrasound is not a good way to detect bladder cancer unless the bladder cancer is big. Flat carcinoma in situ or small cancer cannot be seen with ultrasound. Do urine screening, if positive, do cystoscope exam. ...Read more

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What happens if you have cis bladder cancer and have decided not to have a cystectomy. I'd like to hear about your experie?

Think about decision: Assuming the diagnosis is correct, you have a very high probability of developing invasive bladder cancer. Perhaps seeking another opinion would help you weigh the pros and cons of your decision. Hopefully you are also aware that treatments for bladder cancer, once the tumor spreads beyond the bladder, are limited. ...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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How serious is bladder cancer?

Serious: One can die from bladder cancer if that helps you understand it's gravity. The most common risk factor for bladder cancer is smoking. Do not smoke! ...Read more

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Can you die from bladder cancer?

Can you die from bladder cancer?

Yes: Bladder cancer can invade from the lining into the muscle and deeper. From that point it can spread to pelvic lymph nodes or into the bloodstream. If it gets this far even with therapy with chemotherapy the disease may not be controlled and eventually kill the patient. ...Read more

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How dangerous is bladder cancer?

Depends: There are various grades of bladder cancer to determine how aggressive the cancer is. Cancers that are very aggressive and multifocal tend to be much more dangerous than other types of bladder that are more similar to normal bladder cells. If these very aggressive tumors are not treated appropriately, they tend to metastasize and spread over time. Once this occurs, the long term prognosis is poor. ...Read more

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How is bladder cancer diagnosed?

Cystoscopic biopsy: Presents with blood in urine and biopsy by cystoscopic examination will give the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What usually causes bladder cancer?

What usually causes bladder cancer?

Several factors...: Smoking tobacco increases your risk of bladder cancer by causing harmful chemicals to accumulate in your urine.
Chemicals linked to bladder cancer risk include arsenic and chemicals used in the manufacture of dyes, rubber, leather, textiles and paint products.
Urinary schistosomiasis (a parasitic infection endemic in egypt, africa and the middle east) is associated with bladder cancer. ...Read more

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Can bladder cancer occur in teenagers?

Can bladder cancer occur in teenagers?

Yes, but very rarely: Bladder rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare, but very dangerous type of bladder cancer, usually occurs in much younger children, but occasionally in teenagers. Some children can survive with very invasive treatment. I have seen and treated a low grade transitional cell cancer in a ciggarette smoking boy who was also exposed to 2nd hand smoke from both parents from whom he stole ciggarettes! ...Read more

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How likely is surviving bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: Very good with superficial bladder cancer. With muscle invasive cancer, the grade and stage of the cancer will determine survival. 30-50% 5 year survival with higher stage cancers. ...Read more

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What tests are there for bladder cancer?

What tests are there for bladder cancer?

Urinalysis, scope.: A bladder tumor is suspected if blood is found in the urine without obvious cause. An abnormal urinalysis with blood is followed by a urine cytology (look for tumor cells in the urine under the microsope), an ultrasound or ct scan to rule out problems in the kidneys, bladder or elsewhere in the pelvis, and cystoscopy (a scope placed into the bladder via the urethra) is used for biopsy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bladder cancer?

What are the symptoms of bladder cancer?

Blood in urine: The most common symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine (hematuria), however, some types of bladder cancer may not present with hematuria. Other less common symptoms include dysuria (pain while urinating), urgency and frequency of urination. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bladder cancer.?

Describe the features of bladder cancer.?

Malig. Bladder tumor: Transitional cell bladder cancer is most common and presents with different grades of malignancy and different degrees of +depth of infiltration. Low grade is similar to a polyp+ rather benign. High grade (anaplastic) with deep muscle invasion, or even through bladder is very dangerous. Lymph node invasion is a poor prognostic sign. Squamous cell cancer, a worse type with worse prognosis than tcc. ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of bladder cancer?

1, 2;3 Blood in urine: Most common symptom, in absence of pain or burning on urination. Possible to have sensation of incomplete bladder emptying on urination. Possible to have kidney/flank pain if bladder tumor is obstructing ureter on that side. ...Read more

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What are the endstage symptoms of bladder cancer?

What are the endstage symptoms of bladder cancer?

See below: Hematuria (blood in urine), pain, cachexia (weight loss) and voiding problems are common in this most unfortunate situation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bladder cancer in a dude?

What are the symptoms of bladder cancer in a dude?

Blood in urine. This: Question appears in other places on the site. Usually bladder cancers increase with age, and happens to men and women (? Dudes and dolls?). Once has to discern where the blood comes from: cystoscopy and imaging re involved. Can be kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate (men only) or urethra. Treatment depends on location and stage. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are symptoms of bladder cancer?

Blood in the urine: The most frequent symptoms are bleeding into the urine and change in frequency of urination, sometime there can be pain during urination or sudden cut off of urine flow caused by the tumor in the bladder. ...Read more

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


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