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July 2010 surgery high-grade bladder cancer. Bcg 2 1/2 yrs. July 2013 atypical trans. Urine cells. Sept 15 rare groups atypical & red blood cells?

July 2010 surgery high-grade bladder cancer.  Bcg 2 1/2 yrs.  July 2013 atypical trans. Urine cells.  Sept 15 rare groups atypical & red blood cells?

Biopsy: It's good you are being followed so closely. I presume you are up to date with your surveillance cystoscopy schedule. Discuss with your urologist future steps, including repeat bladder biopsies which at this point may be very helpful. ...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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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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Is bladder cancer for female 34 years old likely deadly? Is bladder cancer high morbidity?

Bladder cancer: While bladder cancer is rare at 34 years of age, it is possible. Most bladder cancers are found in the very superficial low-grade stage and most often can be managed without major open surgery. This is assuming that is the common urothelial carcinoma type. ...Read more

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What are the newest high-risk patients being tested for bladder cancer?

What are the newest high-risk patients being tested for bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: In the us there are around 61, 000 new cases of bladder cancer each year and 13, 000 deaths. Most bladder ca occurs in persons over 50. 70% occur in men. Smoking remains the most consistent risk factor, with industrial exposure to aromatic amine chemicals also a risk factor. ...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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What is bladder cancer?

What is bladder cancer?

Cancer: It is a cancer involving the lining of the bladder that will spread into the muscle layers of the bladder if left untreated. It is a malignant condition that requires surgery to diagnose and as an initial form of therapy. Smoking is the most common risk factor for bladder cancer. ...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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Is bladder cancer serious?

Is bladder cancer serious?

Yes: Most bladder cancers diagnosed in the us are, however, very early in their presentations (stages 0 or 1), and therefore curable. However, a neglected bladder cancer will progress to a more advanced form of cancer that may become incurable and lethal. Therefore, it is important to take care of this as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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. 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 ...Read more