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Blood In Urine After Radiation For Prostate Cancer
Urine tested positive for blood said its normal for patients that had radiation therapy for prostate cancer also are ther any cancer cells in urine bl?
Possibly: Radiation therapy can cause inflammatory changes in the bladder which can result in microscopic blood in the urine. However a urine cytology should be performed to rule out possibly bladder abnormalities. Additionally, if the history of radiation therapy is in the past, then a cystoscopy (camera to look in your urethra and bladder) may be warranted. Please discuss further with your doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Common: This occurs relatively commonly. If limited and otherwise does not hinder voiding, a watch and wait approach is reasonable. If not, call your doctor. ...Read more
Not related likely: Most likely blood in the urine is not related to your lung cancer. Go to see your doctor to eval why you have blood in the urine- infection? Stone? Etc. Are you receiving chemo? Sometimes- medication include chemo can cause irritation on the bladder/cystitis. Discuss with your doctor re-above problem- get some work-up and go from there. An imaging like sono kidney or ct scan may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hematuria in 34 year old cumadin patient. Urine tests shows no cancer cells. Ct shows calcification in the bladder wall. Why would be blood in urine?
Bladder Calc.: Bladder calcifications can be caused by a variety of disease including schistosomiasis, bladder cancer, encrustation cystitis, and drug induced cystitis, and even tuberculosis. In order to make a definitive diagnosis, one would need a cystoscope. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not enough info: You describe a complex situation that requires complete review of the medical record. Questions that need to be answered include: - cancer grade - psa at diagnosis - rate of psa rise - stage, ?Mets? - duration of hormones - how long since radiation... See your urologist or radiation oncologist and ask them all of your questions. If you don't feel comfortable with them, seek another opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does during chemotherapy the urine contains blood in prostrate cancer patient. if yes, how often and the amount is blood expected?
Cystoscopy done, no tumors found, but took a urine cytology specimen to look for cancer cells. What percent of people have cancer with no tumors?
Depends: Obtaining a urine cytology is standard practice at time of cystoscopy. It can be helpful to determine if there is high grade cancer in the drainage system of kidneys. Also there is a form of high grade bladder cancer that is limited to the lining of the bladder. In these cases, there would be no visible tumor seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prostrate cancer gleason 3+3psa10.7. Getting prostractomy done in a few days . Bone scan MRI negative. Can it recur?
My prostate cancer is being treated with radioactive seeds (brachytherapy). What precautions should I take during and after prostate cancer brachytherapy?
You may need to take some precautions, but it depends on the type of prostate cancer brachytherapy you receive: Prostate cancer brachytherapy is designed to treat prostate cancer by delivering radiation treatment to only the prostate. This is done by implanting radioactive "seeds" containing your treatment inside your prostate gland. Prostate cancer brachytherapy can be done with different types of radioactive seeds. The amount of radiation released by the seeds and the duration of treatment depend on the type of seeds used. The lifetime radiation exposure to family members of men receiving prostate cancer brachytherapy is very low and doesn't exceed the annual limit set by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Although the seeds remain in the prostate for the rest of your life, the amount of radiation released by them decreases with time and eventually becomes negligible. Your radiation oncologist can provide detailed information about the specific treatment used. Recommendations for the first two months after seed implantation may include: Avoiding sexual intercourse for the first two weeks, After the first two weeks, using a condom during sexual intercourse in case a seed is passed during ejaculation, Limiting close contact with children and pregnant women, Not allowing children to sit on your lap for extended periods of time. If you travel to foreign countries, you may encounter radiation detectors at some border security checkpoints. Consider carrying a card from your radiation oncologist indicating that you have had a prostate seed implant. ...Read more
What is the most reliable test for the progression of prostate cancer? (other than PSA blood test)
See below: PSA is a screening test. Other tests such as percent-free PSA and complexed PSA can be done on blood to check for the amount of free PSA present. If your % free PSA is less than 10%, you should definitely consider a prostate biopsy. Levels between 10-25% should be discussed with your Urologist. PSA density/velocity and age-related PSA tests are controversial; therefore discuss with your Urologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After radical prostatectomy followed by radiation therapy in 3 months. Can the cancer comes back?
It can: Risk of biological failure, when the psa blood test continues to increase or drops and then increases above what it originally was, is dependent on cells leaking outside of the prostate capsule. This risk is somewhat predictable based on original psa, t stage, and gleason score as well as how much tumor was in the prostate. Xrt after surgery tells me there was concern about leftover cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You Should consider: Normal PSA ( Prostatic Specific Antigen ) 2.5- 3.0 ng/ml Based on the levels , examination of prostate , due to peak incidence at your age , your doctor recommended and follow your doctor's advise , it is a low risk procedure ,At your age yes if you are two more decades older (75) then will be no (now most take that path ) ...Read more
Blood traces in organism recently for a above 70 years enlarged prostate patient but no urine retention after medecine. Is it serious?
Unlcear question: If you have blood in urine or in your semen, that is a serious problem. You should see a Urologist for further testing and make sure that you do not have prostate Cancer. A PSA test can be helpful. But let a urologist guide you further as to what other tests can be useful to do in your case. ...Read more
Psa: I check psa every 3 monthd.Get a more detailed answer ›
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more
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