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Does a bump in the vagiinal bladder area mean cancer?

Does a bump in the vagiinal bladder area mean cancer?

Needs examination: It is not possible to know what the "bump" is without physical examination. If there is a suspicious mass it may need to be biopsied and the tissue examined by a pathologist to be certain. ...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


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Horrible vaginal burning with cyst like bumps on my vaginal opening.Everything is swollen from my clit 2my opening. Negative uti, bladder, yeast and bv?

Horrible vaginal burning with cyst like bumps on my vaginal opening.Everything is swollen from my clit 2my opening. Negative uti, bladder, yeast and bv?

See a doctor: It is highly unlikely that someone online would be able to help you. You need an in person exam so the doctor can see what is going on and do testing if necessarynsonthey can treat you in the most appropriate way. ...Read more

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Cystoscope showed red areas biopsy was taken does this mean bladder cancer , had a lot of pain & blood in urine ?

Cystoscope showed red areas biopsy was taken does this mean bladder cancer , had a lot of pain & blood in urine ?

Red areas in bladder: 48F from England has cystoscopy and Bx of red areas. Asks: Does this mean bladder cancer? Had lots of pain and blood in urine. ANS: at your age not likely and the Bx will tell. So wait till it comes back. Wha did the Dr. think it was? ...Read more

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What does aggressive bladder cancer mean?

What does aggressive bladder cancer mean?

Bladder cancer grade: Agressiveness usually refers to the "grade" of cancer. This is a method of stating just how cancerous the cancer cells are. The more poorly differentiated the cells are under the microscope, the higher the grade. This usually reflects the likelihood of the cancer speading if not treateed. The "stage" of cancer usually refers to the size of the cancerous area or tumor or its degree of spread. ...Read more

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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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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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Does finding blood in my urine mean that I have bladder cancer?

Does finding blood in my urine mean that I have bladder cancer?

Possibly: Blood in the urine (whether microscopic or gross) must be evaluated by a urologist. The degree of hematuria does not necessarily correlate with the size of the problem, so the evaluation would include laboratory testing, imaging of the urianry tract, and cystoscopy - a procedure to look inside the urethar and bladder with a telescope. Possible causes include infection, stones, and malignancy. ...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