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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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Could cancer cause blood in the urine?

Could cancer cause blood in the urine?

Yes: It can be infection, stone, cancer or a variety of other problems. See your doctor. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer can it be if you have blood in the urine?

What kind of cancer can it be if you have blood in the urine?

Needs evaluation: Any degree of blood in the urine (whether its microscopic or visible/gross) needs to be fully evaluated. Sources of blood in the urine may be either benign (e.g., infection, stones) or malignant. A malignancy anywhere in the urinary tract may cause hematuria - from the kidenys all the way dwn to the urethra. This is why patients need imaging and cystoscopy to evaluate hematuria. ...Read more

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A urine analysis shows squemous cells. Does this mean cancer.?

A urine analysis shows squemous cells.  Does this mean cancer.?

Not cancer: Squamous cells in a urinalysis is usually a sign of contamination of the collection (i.e. The cup touched your skin). Squamous cells do not line the urinary tract - they are urothelial cells, also known as transitional cells all the way from the kidney to the urethra (except the last short segment in men). ...Read more

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Other than cancer, what would cause microscopic blood in the urine?

Other than cancer, what would cause microscopic blood in the urine?

Microhematuria: One of the most common referrals for urologic evaluation. Infection, kidney stones, enlarged prostate, blood thinner use, and many other issues can cause this condition. If persistent then you need to see a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Atypical cells found in urine. Female. If cancer, how likely and what kind could it be?

Atypical cells found in urine. Female. If cancer, how likely and what kind could it be?

Repeat: You will need to repeat the cytology test. If repeat test is positive again- you will need to see a urologist. A ct scan of the pelvic as well as a cystoscopy would likely be done to evaluate your gu system. ...Read more

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I had a urine test done & everything was normal. What are some of the things that a urine test can determine? Can it determine if you have any cancers

I had a urine test done & everything was normal. What are some of the things that a urine test can determine? Can it determine if you have any cancers

Limited use: Urinalysis picks up a very limited number of things, many of which are of considerable importance, but it's no screen for general health. A kidney or bladder cancer or stone can produce blood in the urine; an infection can introduce white cells. Some crystals may warn of stones. ...Read more

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Urine leakage connected to prostrate cancer?

Urine leakage connected to prostrate cancer?

It can be,: if prostate cancer is causing obstruction, it can cause overflow incontinence. It could also damage nerves, which can lead to loss of sphincter control. Consult with a urologist for more specific advice. ...Read more

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Does white cells in urine mean cancer?

Does white cells in urine mean cancer?

Rarely: White cells are a sign that there is inflammation in your urogenital tract but a simple urinary tract infection (UTI) is by far the most common cause. ...Read more

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Can GI cancers cause strong urine odor?

Can GI cancers cause strong urine odor?

Not likely: That would be a new one i've never heard before. Things that commonly cause urine to smell include certain foods (asparagus and garlic) as well as infection. Also a fistula between the bladder and colon could cause this. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

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