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Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre Dr. DeCambre
Urology
20 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Could taking baths in rusty water give me bladder cancer?

Could taking baths in rusty water give me bladder cancer?

No: No current literature supports rusty water as a source of bladder cancer. If you can avoid bathing in rusty water, do:). ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,316 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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Could someone have/had bladder cancer and then have lesions show up on the cervix?

Could someone have/had bladder cancer and then have lesions show up on the cervix?

Can be, but not...: Bladder cancer is not directly related with the occurrence of cervical lesion or caner, but independent. But generally, one with cancer in one organ tends to have a higher possibility to have another primary cancer in other organs as compared to the corresponding general population; this may reflect the working of genetic factors and lifestyle. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Thom Dr. Thom
Urology
11 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Could chronic utis cause bladder cancer?

Could chronic utis cause bladder cancer?

Possible but rare: Rarely, chronic inflammatory conditions of the bladder including chronic infections or chronic catheterization can lead to bladder cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Chris Kyle Dr. Kyle
Urology
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Dr. Uma Swamy Dr. Swamy
Radiation Oncology
12 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What does bladder cancer look like?

Depends: Depends on how much it has evolved. Here is a good review on bladder cancer facts http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/bladder-cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Ritesh Rathore Dr. Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
26 years in practice
University of Delhi, College of Medical Sciences
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How often does bladder cancer recur?

How often does bladder cancer recur?

Frequently: Up to two-thirds of early bladder cancers recur within the bladder. Even for patients undergoing bladder removal surgery up to one-third can recur elsewhere in the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson Dr. Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
16 years in practice
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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How does bladder cancer affect your body?

How does bladder cancer affect your body?

Varies: Bladder cancer may be found early and treated with local (intravesicular, intra = in, vesicular = bladder) therapy by a urologist. If the bladder cancer is muscle invasive surgery may be needed. Chemotherapy may be needed before or after surgery for advanced disease. Bladder cancer may present with blood in the urine or other urinary symptoms such as urinary frequency. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Lawson Dr. Lawson
Radiation Oncology
years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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What does aggressive bladder cancer mean?

What does aggressive bladder cancer mean?

Grade and stage: There are typically two ways used together to describe baldder cancer- the grade describes the appearance of the cancer cells themselves and the stage describes the extent of involvement. "aggressive" by itself doesn't really mean much, though it suggests a higher grade tumor which could reasonably be thought to confer a worse prognosis than a lower grade one. Stage would still be critical info. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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What can you tell me about bladder cancer?

What can you tell me about bladder cancer?

Here are some ...: It's the malignancy starting off from bladder lining (urothelium) with >90% as TCC (transitional cell carcinoma), its highest incidence in men >60s and women >70s, >85% of them having gross or microscopic hematuria-usually painless & off and on, a most definite connection with tobacco smoking, around 1/5 of the patients having irritative voiding, as a lifelong disease so needing lifelong follow-up ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. George Klauber Dr. Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
years in practice
University of London, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
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What is my recovery time after bladder cancer?

What is my recovery time after bladder cancer?

Depends upon extent: Ot cancer & treatment performed. Simple transurethral resection of superficial cancer may only require catheter for 1 day, > extensive resection may require catheter 4 few days. Cystectomy with urinary diversion or creation of a bowel neo-bladder requires 2 - 4 weeks recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Terence Chapman Dr. Chapman
Urology - Oncology
22 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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Is bladder cancer common in young non-smokers?

No: There is a concept of dose-response which means that a cumulative dose of carcinogens (from cigarette smoke in this example) can lead to tumor development. Consequently, the risk increases with time of exposure. Thus, older persons will carry a higher risk of cancer in this example, although occasionally relatively young patients may develop cancer of the bladder. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick Dr. Krick
Urology
32 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the most common cause of bladder cancer?

What is the most common cause of bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: The primary risk for bladder cancer is smoking or exposure to secondary cigarette smoke. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Question about bladder cancer, is bladder removed?

Question about bladder cancer, is bladder removed?

Depends on depth: Superficial bladder cancer may be treated with resection, instillation of BCG in the bladder. However, if the tumor invades the muscle or involves certain areas of the bladder, resection/removal of the bladder may be required. ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa Dr. Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 years in practice
Andhra University, Rangaraya Medical College AKA University of Health Sciences Vijayawada
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Should I still go to work if I have bladder cancer?

Probably if you can: There is no specific restriction to work with bladder cancer. Usually limited by overall health. ...Read more

Dr. Seth Zeidman Dr. Zeidman
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of bladder cancer in older men?

What are the symptoms of bladder cancer in older men?

Variable: Most common are blood or blood clots in the urine, urinary frequency, and pain during urination. Presence of any of these warrants a visit with a urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Terence Chapman Dr. Chapman
Urology - Oncology
22 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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What does it mean for bladder cancer to be anaplastic?

What does it mean for bladder cancer to be anaplastic?

See explanation: Anaplastic is a descriptive term for the microscopic appearance of the tumor which may also be labelled "poorly differentiated". This typically translates to more aggressive behavior in the general sense. It means that the tumor cells look very unlike normal bladder cells and the more that is true, the more aggressive the tumor may behave. This holds true for most types of cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi Dr. Khorsandi
Urology
23 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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What does it mean for bladder cancer to be aggressive?

What does it mean for bladder cancer to be aggressive?

Tissue type: This means that the cancer cells seen on the biopsy are very irregular and more abnormal looking from the normal cells of the bladder. The more irregular cells seen, the more likely cancer is "agressive". ...Read more

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Dr. Hushang Haghighat Dr. Haghighat
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
years in practice
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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
285 doctors shared insights

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