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Do depression and other emotional problems increase the risk of getting bladder cancer?

Do depression and other emotional problems increase the risk of getting bladder cancer?

No: Emotional problems do not increase the rate of bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is generally caused by carcinogens. Risk factors include smoking, dyes, chemicals, and benzene compounds. Although emotional problems may affect bladder symptoms such as urinary frequency, it does not increase your chances of developing bladder cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Urine test checks for bladder cancer or other problems?

Urine test checks for bladder cancer or other problems?

Can be both: Many tests can be run on urine, although the selection is not as vast as blood testing. The basic test is called a urinalysis or ua. A urine cytology is a separate test where a pathologist evaluates the urine for cancer cells. Please ask your doctor more about the testing. ...Read more

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When a person has breathing problems, and was told not to be put to sleep during surgery and was, what are the effects. My husband had bladder cancer surgery feb14, i informed them two weeks of the surgery of his breathing problems and stated he was not s

When a person has breathing problems, and was told not to be put to sleep during surgery and was, what are the effects. My husband had bladder cancer surgery feb14, i informed them two weeks of the surgery of his breathing problems and stated he was not s

I : I am so sorry that this has happened to your husband. The important issues are: how alert your husband is, in other words, is he neurologically intact, and if he has stable vital signs, such as his pulse and blood pressure, or does he need medications to support his heart function. You can ask his doctor what he thinks about your husbands neurologic and cardiac function. I will wish the best for your husband. ...Read more

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Could a "full" bladder on CT with contrast of abdomen & pelvis be confused or misread as bladder cancer/tumor/problems?

Could a "full" bladder on CT with contrast of abdomen & pelvis be confused or misread as bladder cancer/tumor/problems?

Probably Not: Part of the intent of using contrast on a ct scan of the pelvis is to "fill the bladder" this allows us to see if there is thickening of the bladder walls, or filling abnormalities among other things. It's unlikely that a full bladder represents problems, unless the problem is one of emptying the bladder. Then a reason must be sought if the bladder doesn't empty normally. ...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?

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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How fast does bladder cancer grow inside you?

How fast does bladder cancer grow inside you?

Depends on grade: In general, the "grade", or the microscopic features, of bladder cancer will define the rate of growth. High grade cancers grow more quickly than low grade cancers, and are associated with more advanced (high "stage") types of cancer and poorer outcomes compared to low grade cancers which are generally low "stage". However, high grade cancer caught early is treatable and potentially curable. ...Read more

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Does the rate of bladder cancer vary by state?

Does the rate of bladder cancer vary by state?

Yes: Incidence rate of bladder cancer varies by state. Most recent reports show that the incidence of bladder cancer tends to be higher in northern us states compared with southern states. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of end stage bladder cancer?

What are the symptoms of end stage bladder cancer?

Define end stage: What is your definition of end stage? Usually it means wide spread metastatic disease with many symptoms including weight loss, severe urinary problems, diffuse pain, etc. It's not unlike many others cancers. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the end stage symptoms of bladder cancer?

Bleeding in urine: Urinary bleeding is a constant symptoms. Other may include weight loss, weakness, anemia, pain and others depending on metastases. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20027606. ...Read more

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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


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