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Have high deductible. Is there one best test for bladder cancer?

Have high deductible. Is there one best test for bladder cancer?

In our idiotic: System of insurance roulette, the critical test is the cystoscopy and biopsy; the most expensive test is the pet scan (discerns stage, and metastasis. You have a life threatening, function threatening illness, how much it cost is a business and financial question. Too bad insurance is a business trying to reduce their risk at our expense. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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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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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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30yo non smoker had bladder cancer 4years ago , scan and urine tests 2months ago ok, but has lost 20kilos in weeks?Advice please

30yo non smoker had bladder cancer 4years ago , scan and urine tests 2months ago ok, but  has lost 20kilos in weeks?Advice please

See your doctor: Any unexplained weight loss in a previous cancer patient needs to be evaluated by your doctor. There are many causes of weight loss, but concern for cancer recurrence or spread should be considered. ...Read more

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What tests are there for bladder cancer?

What tests are there for bladder cancer?

Urinalysis, scope.: A bladder tumor is suspected if blood is found in the urine without obvious cause. An abnormal urinalysis with blood is followed by a urine cytology (look for tumor cells in the urine under the microsope), an ultrasound or ct scan to rule out problems in the kidneys, bladder or elsewhere in the pelvis, and cystoscopy (a scope placed into the bladder via the urethra) is used for biopsy. ...Read more

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Do routine urine tests check for bladder cancer?

Do routine urine tests check for bladder cancer?

No: Routine urinary and blood tests do not check for bladder cancer. If the urine test is abnormal if there are urinary symptoms to suggest bladder cancer, then specific testing must be performed to determine if bladder cancer is present. ...Read more

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Are there blood tests to check for bladder cancer?

Are there blood tests to check for bladder cancer?

No: Unfortunately, there are no blood tests to determine if one has bladder cancer. The only way to diagnose bladder cancer is by clinical history, various urine tests, and with a cystoscopy. This is a test where a telescope is placed into the bladder and the bladder is visually examined in its entirety to determine if there any masses or lesions on the bladder lining. ...Read more

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Does urine test can bee seen if you have bladder cancer?

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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Is the ca-19-9 test always accurate in diagnosing bladder cancer?

Is the ca-19-9 test always accurate in diagnosing bladder cancer?

No: Ca-19-9 is useful for pancreatic cancer. Bladder cancer has no blood markers at this time. There are urine markers for bladder cancer that your physicain will use - the two most common ones are cytology and fluorescent in situ hybridization (fish). ...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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Are there non-invasive tests which can diagnose bladder cancer?

Are there non-invasive tests which can diagnose bladder cancer?

Yes: Urinalysis can demonstrate blood & raise suspicion. Urine cytology can identify bladder cancer cells if present, also atypical cells which can be supect. Bta test is not reliable. Bladder ultrasound of full bladder can demonstrate some tumors. Cancer can be seen by cystoscopy with flexible scope or pediatric scope in females + Lidocaine jelly is fairly non-invasive. Then ?Biopsy is invasive. ...Read more

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Bladder cancer not hereditary? Can it be checked by simple blood test? Urinalysis? or by scope from urologist only? Best regards

Bladder cancer not hereditary?  Can it be checked by simple blood test? Urinalysis? or by scope from urologist only?  Best regards

Cystoscopy is best: If you have bladder symptoms such as blood in the urine(Hematuria) you may need Cystoscopy which is the only way to make a diagnosis of Bladder cancer. There is no simple blood test .Urinalysis is the first test to look for various causes of blood in the urine. This includes UTI also called Cystitis. Please tell us your age as that may help to narrow the possible causes of your Urinary symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a urethral stricture caused by bxo. I'm worried about increased chance of urethral or bladder cancer, how can I monitor this via tests ?

I have a urethral stricture caused by bxo. I'm worried about increased chance of urethral or bladder cancer, how can I monitor this via tests ?

Here are some ...: Your mentioned concern is understandtable, but in reality unnecessary. BXO may be treated with generous meatotomy with or without excising the affected skin of glans penis and circumcision depending on its clinical picture. As to concerning its connection with urethral or bladder cancer, its relation with BXO is extremely remote posing no practical necessity to worry about it. See Doc as needed. ...Read more

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How do they test for stomach liver or bladder cancer's.

How do they test for stomach liver or bladder cancer's.

Differently: Stomach cancers are often found by endoscopy, liver cancers can be suspected by symptoms, seen on imaging studies and then biopsied. Bladder cancers can be detected in urine and proven by cystoscopy and biopsy. ...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