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Does bladder cancer show up during routine urine testing?

Does bladder cancer show up during routine urine testing?

Often: Since most patients with bladder cancer have blood in the urine, a routine urinalysis should detect this which could trigger further evaluation. However there are possible exceptions. ...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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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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Does urine test can bee seen if you have bladder cancer?

Sometimes: Yes - if urine "cytology" is specifically ordered (sometimes with "fish"). Urine cytology is not the most sensitive test for bladder cancer, but is probably the least invasive - all the patient has to do is pee in a cup. Cancer would not usually be picked up on routine urinalysis or culture - which is much more commonly ordered to rule out infection, etc. ...Read more

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Where can I take urine test (BTA-Stat)for bladder cancer? I 'm looking for the BTA urine test in Houston area.

Where can I take urine test (BTA-Stat)for bladder cancer?
I 'm looking for the BTA urine test in Houston area.

Here are some...: Since this test has been effectively used as supplemental diagnostic tool for the patients known to have transitional cell carcinoma in urinary tract such as bladder, ureters, kidneys, etc. So, ask the treating urologists or nearby Pharmacy; they would be happy to help. ...Read more

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Do routine urine tests check for bladder cancer?

Do routine urine tests check for bladder cancer?

Yes, in a way: In a very simple way, urinalysis includes chemical and cellular evidence of hematuria, or blood in the urine, a very common finding in bladder cancer. Most patients with bladder cancers will have some degree (microscopic or visible) of hematuria. However if one has blood detected in the urine, it can be from many causes other than cancer. ...Read more

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Would urine crystals be one of the symptoms of bladder cancer?

Would urine crystals be one of the symptoms of bladder cancer?

No: Urine crystal can indicate certain condition in the kidney, however it is not a symptom of / does not indicate kidney cancer. ...Read more

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If my blood and urine tests are normal, can I be sure I don't have bladder cancer?

If my blood and urine tests are normal, can I be sure I don't have bladder cancer?

No: Even if your blood tests and urinalysis are normal, one can still have bladder cancer. In fact, small bladder tumors can also easily be missed on radiographic studies. The gold standard test is to have an office procedure called a cystoscopy to visualize the bladder lining. ...Read more

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Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Not necessarily : Hematuria can be caused by tumors, infection, foreign bodies (i.E bladder stones), trauma (including procedures) to name a few. It should be evaluated with a good history/physical exam, cystoscopy and an imaging study (usually a ct scan). Urine culture with sensitivity (before cysto) and urine cytology. Depending on findings other tests or procedures may be indicated. ...Read more

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If I have bladder cancer, would there be blood in my urine?

Usually: Most patients with bladder cancer will have detectable levels of blood in the urine (hematuria). Sometimes it is visible to the patient while other times it is only seen microscopically. In unusual cases might a person be diagnosed with cancer in the bladder with no hematuria. ...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


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