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Drink Alcohol Treated Bladder Cancer
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
My dad was treated with chemo/rad for bladder cancer. A cytyscopy for bleeding found no cancer but bleeding is worse after wash. What can be done?
Surgery or Radiation: The 2 mainstay forms of muscle invasive bladder cancer treatment includes radical surgery or radiation with chemotherapy. If there is no muscle invasion, one can be treated with a bladder medicine called bcg. The actual treatment depends on multiple factors including the pathology report, type of cancer, the size of the lesion, number of lesions present, and spread of disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, however...: People die of bladder cancer. Luckily, the majority of bladder cancers are superficial, which are more easily treated. The ones we worry about are "muscle invasive" or where we have evidence that the cancer has spread beyond the bladder to other parts of the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smokers: Patients at risk for bladder cancer include smokers, people who work with certain chemicals called benzene compounds or dyes, or a certain type of bladder infection found in the middle east. One may also develop bladder cancer even in the absence of risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually none: Most often it's picked up by finding red blood cells in the urine. Sometimes, discomfort in the wall of the bladder warns of a tumor breaking down the barrier between the salty urine and the less-salty tissues that carry nerve endings. Occasionally, an unusual infection or passing tissue can be the warning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bladder cancer: Early bladder cancer has very few symptoms. Blood in the urine is the reason for initial evaluation of people subsequently diagnosed with bladder tumors. The definitive test remains cystoscopy. This must be performed by a qualified urologist. It can, however, usually be performed in the office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Women and men: In early stage. The first clue- usually, is the presence of a little amount of blood in the urine detected on the urine test. Some urgency, increase in urination can happen-mistakenly thoight to be bladder infection. In higher stage- one can start to see gross blood in the urine. Furthermore, pain, voiding problem/obstruction, weight loss, fevers can happen in advanced stage/metastatic disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Occupational exposures (metal, rubber, leather, textile, concrete, and electrical workers as well as painters, miners, and certain manufacturing jobs) account for 20% of cases. Less commonly, exposure to radiation or the chemo agent Cyclophosphamide can lead to urothelial cancer. By far (50%) the main risk factor is smoking. Yet another lovely gift from the tobacco companies. Please don't smoke! ...Read more
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
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
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