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Can you get anaplastic bladder cancer after a bladder infection.?

Can you get anaplastic bladder cancer after a bladder infection.?

Not likely: Bladder infections are quite common, especially in women and have not been shown to be causally related to carcinoma of the bladder. If a bladder cancer is detected along with a urinary infection, it may appear that infection led to cancer, when it happens to be a co-incidence. ...Read more

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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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Do urinary infections eventually lead to bladder cancer?

Do urinary infections eventually lead to bladder cancer?

No: Urinary tract infections in the U.S. Have not been linked to the future development of bladder cancer. However, there is a bladder infection with a certain organism found in the middle east that commonly causes bladder cancer there; it is not an infection prevalent in the U.S. ...Read more

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How would you know if you a bladder infection or bladder cancer?

How would you know if you a bladder infection or bladder cancer?

Symptoms: Pain with urination, urinary frequency, and passing blood in the urine can be symptoms of bladder cancer or infection. Sending a urine specimen to the lab can help differentiate the two, but the definitive test is a cystoscopy. In this exam a urologist inserts a camera into the bladder through the urethra and taking a sample of any abnormal growths. ...Read more

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Bladder sling, infection past 3yrs, max growth in culture, flesh partials in culture, possible bladder cancer? ?

Bladder sling, infection past 3yrs, max growth in culture, flesh partials in culture, possible bladder cancer?  ?

NOt really: Your question is a bit hard to understand. If you or family member had a sling for urinary stress incontinence, this can lead to bladder outlet obstruction and uti's. You need to be seen by a urologist and have a urodynamics test and cystoscopy to ensure no foreign body in the urethra or bladder (part of the sling). Cysto will evaluate for potential bladder tumor. ...Read more

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I had BCG chemo for bladder cancer & developed serious infection requiring hospitalization. What other chemo drug can be used?

I had BCG chemo for bladder cancer & developed serious infection requiring hospitalization. What other chemo drug can be used?

It depends: Bcg sepsis is a known, yet uncommon complication of BCG treatment for bladder cancer. The next option really depends on your specific bladder cancer - your urologist will be bettre ablet o discuss this with you. The next option may be for intravesical mitomycing, intravesical valrubicin, or possibly cystectomy. ...Read more

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Would having no visible blood and bacteria present in urine without other infection symptoms indicate bladder cancer?

Would having no visible blood and bacteria present in urine without other infection symptoms indicate bladder cancer?

Not clear what you w: It is unclear as to what you want to know. Do you want to know symptoms of bladder cancer? This cancer typically presents with painless hematuria (blood in the urine). But some patients may have pain or sudden stoppage of urine flow if their tumor is polypoid but the blockage is intermittent. Urinary infections can also be a presenting feature in some cases. ...Read more

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Treated twice for uti, urine tests still showing high WBC but no infection, could this be bladder cancer? Pain lower left ab, cancer history in family

Treated twice for uti, urine tests still showing high WBC but no infection, could this be bladder cancer? Pain lower left ab, cancer history in family

Cancer : based on your age the probability is low for a bladder cancer. Non smokers also reduce their risk. Did you get a urine culture and are you on any OTC meds or any abx ? I would look for cause and see a kidney doc. ...Read more

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60 yr old male, blood in urine, painful urination, bladder pain, Tests say no stones or infection. Cysto scheduled. It is always bladder cancer?

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60 yr old male, blood in urine, painful urination, bladder pain, Tests say no stones or infection. Cysto scheduled. It is always bladder cancer?

Not necessarily: Did you get a CAT scan of the kidneys and ureters already? I realize this may be causing some anxiety for you, but we don't want to jump to conclusion too soon without having all the test results. ...Read more

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How is it possible to get bladder cancer, since your bladder always flushes itself clean?

Long term exposure: Your point is well made. Most cancers of the urothelium occur on the "floor" of the bladder where urine contact is most prolonged. The upper urinary tract (renal pelvis and ureters) are less frequently affected despite similar exposures. Toxins in the urine (eg, from cigarette smoke) induce changes over time which can lead to cancer formation. ...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


Anaplastic (Definition)

This largely relates to cancer cells and is a description of how variant the structure and division pattern is from normal cells. An anaplastic cells has weird internal componens, sometimes extra nuclei, and a bizarre pattern of division. They are usually more rapidly dividing and are a serious type of abnormality ...Read more