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Question about bladder cancer, is bladder removed?

Question about bladder cancer, is bladder removed?

Depends on depth: Superficial bladder cancer may be treated with resection, instillation of BCG in the bladder. However, if the tumor invades the muscle or involves certain areas of the bladder, resection/removal of the bladder may be required. ...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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Bladder cancer, urethral cancer, what to do?

Bladder cancer, urethral cancer, what to do?

Can't say: Were you diagnosed or you think you have it? If you do have it you need a good urologist who will likely initiate therapy and refer you to a medical oncologist or a radiation oncologist. It all depends on how advanced it is. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast cancer verses prostate cancer?

Can you tell me about breast cancer verses prostate cancer?

Hmmm: They are cancers originating in two different organs. One is exclusive for men, the other almost always seen in women. Both may be cured if detected early and may kill if advanced. Interestingly, both types are often "fueled" by sex hormones (estrogen for breast and testosterone for prostate). ...Read more

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What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

What to do about ovarian cancer, omental caking, spread though peritoneum --prognosis?

Can be helped: A radical resection of the omentum essentially removing the entire cake of tumor is performed eliminating vasucular permeability factor that leads to ascites. All peritoneal nodules are resected to smaller than 1 cm. and patient then placed on chemotherapy. Occassionally hyperthermic peritoneal chemotherapy lavage employed. Often patients may be cured if not helped in terms of survival. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about prostate cancer metastasis. Where can prostate cancer spread?

I'm concerned about prostate cancer metastasis. Where can prostate cancer spread?

In theory, prostate cancer cells can spread anywhere in the body: In practice, though, most cases of prostate cancer metastasis occur in the lymph nodes and the bones. Prostate cancer metastasis occurs when cells break away from the tumor in the prostate. The cancer cells can travel through the lymphatic system or the bloodstream to other areas of the body. More commonly prostate cancer metastasis can occur in the: Bones, Lymph nodes, Lungs, Liver, Brain. Rare locations of prostate cancer metastasis include: Adrenal glands, Breasts, Eyes, Kidneys, Muscles, Pancreas, Salivary glands, Spleen. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer and you're concerned about prostate cancer metastasis, talk with your doctor about your risk of prostate cancer metastasis and your treatment options. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?

Need expert opinions about skin cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, etc. Why does cancer attack a specific part of someone's body?

Biological process: The dna of any cell may mutate and continue to replicate with no end to it. The ability of cells to multiply and differentiate is expressed in the growth of a baby in 9months from a fertilized ovarian cell. From 1cell to a 9-10pound baby in 9months. That ability is in every cell of the body. If the off switch for cell division is lost, cells of any type may replicate indefinitely. ...Read more

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What to do about prostate cancer with perineural invasion?

What to do about prostate cancer with perineural invasion?

Here are some ...: Perineural invasion denotes the integrity of nerve fibers is violated as seen under microscopy and is a common microscopic finding inside the prostate cancerous tissue, which pathologically suggests a likelihood of "active" invasion, but, in reality, its clinical significance remains debating & unclear. ...Read more

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What about prostate cancer awareness month should I be aware about?

What about prostate cancer awareness month should I be aware about?

See below: You need not wait for the awareness month. Consult this site for information on this subject. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate. ...Read more

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What are signs& symptoms of prostate cancer father has history of prostate& bladder ca

What are signs& symptoms of prostate cancer father has history of prostate& bladder ca

Sx of Prostate Cance: Many prostate cancers produce no noticeable signs and symptoms until late in their course. A psa or other lab test can serve as a useful screen, but imaging and tissue sampling biopsy studies are required, as is a thorough physical exam. It would be best to consult a urologist. ...Read more

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Do you know are colon cancer, breast cancer, and stomach cancer genetically related?

Do you know are colon cancer, breast cancer, and stomach cancer genetically related?

Depends on what you: It is hard to know what you mean. If you mean hereditary, they typically are not except about 5 to 10% of the time there is cancer of the same type in one of the first degree relatives. But cancer is a common disease which will likely affect one in 3 people during a life time. ...Read more

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What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

Still there: The komen foundation still provides money to organizations to provide screening mammograms. I recommend checking iwth your local health department to programs. Komen relies on donations to keep providing this worthwhile services. ...Read more

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Please explain BCG bladder cancer treatment.?

Please explain BCG bladder cancer treatment.?

Immune system based: Bcg is a weakened bacteria in the family of germs that causes tuberculosis. In bladder cancer, it is believed that interactions of BCG and molecules in the cellular structure of the bladder itself induces an immune-mediated response which can cause superficial cancers of the bladder to regress and can delay or prevent recurrence in many cases. It is usually given weekly for 6 weeks to start. ...Read more

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Do you have any uplifting stories about metastatic cancer being somehow cured?

Do you have any uplifting stories about metastatic cancer being somehow cured?

Be present now: It may sound cliched but living in the moment is a hugely helpful technique for thriving with and without cancer! I have learned some of my most important life lessons from my dear friend and nurse practitioner, dale, who took great care of herself with weekly massage, acupuncture, laughter and love during her year of breast cancer surgery, chemo and radiation- she's i doing great 3 years later! ...Read more

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Full explanation please of why colon cancer is so rare in their 20s? But I read online of hundreds of stories people are telling about colon cancer in their 20s

It is rare: This normally is a disease of people over 50 and more typically in their 60's. Some theories about colon cancer suggest that a series of mutations must occur over time. This likely the reason that it is a rare disease in young patients. It can occur in the young as part of a genetic syndrome. Usually found in families. The typical rarely is news or of internet interest. The odd situation is. ...Read more

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Please tell me about advance bladder cancer or prostate or urethra or kidney cancer?

Please tell me about advance bladder cancer or prostate or urethra or kidney cancer?

All very serious: All suggest that cancer has spread beyond original organ. Advanced prostate cancer has best chance of containment with surgery ; drugs compared to other 2 ; kidney the worst. However your question is beyond scope of a 400 character response. ...Read more

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How do I find statistics and prognoses for young (less than 50 yrs old) stage 1 colon cancer patients who didn't choose colon resection?

How do I find statistics and prognoses for young (less than 50 yrs old) stage 1 colon cancer patients who didn't choose colon resection?

Tough: What therapy did you choose? Why did you not choose surgery which would be 100% curative? You need to look at old surgical articles comparing colon cancer surgery patients to those who chose not to have surgery. They will be tough to find as they are old. ...Read more

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What are the statistics regarding the prevalence of prostate cancer and breast cancer?

What are the statistics regarding the prevalence of prostate cancer and breast cancer?

Associated: In the US one in 7 women at risk for breast cancer. When BRACA gene for hereditary disease not present most women will have evidence of the MMTV virus having entered the Wnt.1 gene lining mammary ducts to induce transformation. The same virus enters the prostate cells to transform them to malignancy so that men who are married to women with breast cancer have a higher incidence of prostate Ca. ...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


Dr. Terence Chapman
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Bladder Cancer (Definition)

The bladder is the organ which holds urine. As any other organ, it can develop cancer. There are two types: superficial bladder cancer and muscle invasive bladder cancer. The differences are important as they ...Read more