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Fish 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
30yo non smoker had bladder cancer 4years ago , scan and urine tests 2months ago ok, but has lost 20kilos in weeks?Advice please
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to diagnose bladder cancer? I have blood in my urine. Can a urine test show if I have bladder cancer? Do other signs of bladder cancer show up in urine, like maybe cancer cells?
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
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
I have a sensation in my urethra after taking anti dep. I stopped taking them but then it came back. Urine tests normal. Do I have bladder cancer?
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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