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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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


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How is bladder cancer treated?

How is bladder cancer treated?

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 more

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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

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

Cancer: Based on your age the probability is low for a bladder cancer. Non smokers also reduce their risk. Did you get a urine culture and are you on any OTC meds or any abx? I would look for cause and see a kidney doc. ...Read more

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Can bladder cancer recur?

Can bladder cancer recur?

Yes: Bladder cancers can very aggressive and recur despite treatment with radical surgery and/or chemotherapy. There is no way to be sure who will develop recurrence and therefore constant monitoring is essential after definitive therapy. ...Read more

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How common is bladder cancer?

How common is bladder cancer?

More common in men: In 2012, an estimated 73, 510 cases are predicted, with 55, 600 in men and 17, 910 in women. This represents 7% of new cancers in men and is the fourth most common, but not in the top ten for women. ...Read more

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Do people die from bladder cancer?

Do people die from bladder cancer?

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 more

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Risk of dying from bladder cancer?

Risk of dying from bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: Risk of dying from bladder cancer is 1 to 116 in men and 1 to 294 in women. Http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer. ...Read more

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Who is at risk from bladder cancer?

Who is at risk from bladder cancer?

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 more

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How do I know if I have bladder cancer?

How do I know if I have bladder cancer?

MD: If you notice blood in the urine or have any other suspicious urinary symptoms, you may need to see an urologist who will likely do a cystoscopy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of bladder cancer?

What are early symptoms of bladder cancer?

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 more

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What are early symptoms of bladder cancer?

What are early symptoms of bladder cancer?

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 more

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How can you know if you have bladder cancer?

How can you know if you have bladder cancer?

Blood: Most people will notice blood in the urine or maybe some discomfort but the diagnosis has to be made with a biopsy, often through a cystoscopy. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bladder cancer in women?

What are symptoms of bladder cancer in women?

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 more

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Please help! What is the etiology of bladder cancer?

Please help! What is the etiology of bladder cancer?

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

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Why is the bta stat test important for bladder cancer?

Why is the bta stat test important for bladder cancer?

May suggest cancer: Bladder tumor antigen test is only a semi-reliable test for bladder cancer. Urinary cytology and cystoscopy with or without biopsy are much more reliable. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bladder cancer?

What is the definition or description of: bladder cancer?

Bladder: The bladder is the organ which holds urine. It may develop cancer as with any organ. There are two types: superficial bladder cancer and muscle invasive bladder cancer. The differences are important as they help to determine treatment. ...Read more

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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