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How quickly does bladder cancer grow and spread?

How quickly does bladder cancer grow and spread?

Depends: It depends on the type of cancer and stage at the time sof diagnosis. If it is a non-aggressive form, it may take months or sometimes years to recur. If the tumor is very aggressive or advanced at the time of diagnosis, it is much more likely to recur quickly. ...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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How aggressive is kidney cancer?

How aggressive is kidney cancer?

Aggressive: Kidney cancer is generally aggressive. There are varying degrees of aggressiveness which is determined by biopsy after the kidney is removed. Untreated aggressive kidney cancer is usually fatal. The treatment of choice is surgery. ...Read more

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How quickly does breast cancer normally metastasize?

How quickly does breast cancer normally metastasize?

Varies: Each cancer is unique. Some cancer cells have the ability to metastasize very early in their development while other can be slower to metastasize. ...Read more

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If the malignant tumor is found, how fast does it grow?

Marked variability: Differerent tumors have different growth rates and the growth rate changes during the life span of a tumor. There is no simple answer to this question. Some tumors may dobule in size in a matter of months and others may take years. ...Read more

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How fast does bladder cancer grow inside you?

How fast does bladder cancer grow inside you?

Depends on grade: In general, the "grade", or the microscopic features, of bladder cancer will define the rate of growth. High grade cancers grow more quickly than low grade cancers, and are associated with more advanced (high "stage") types of cancer and poorer outcomes compared to low grade cancers which are generally low "stage". However, high grade cancer caught early is treatable and potentially curable. ...Read more

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How fast does a rhabdomyosarcoma cancerous tumor grow?

How fast does a rhabdomyosarcoma cancerous tumor grow?

Variable: Depends on the situation and patient age. Some can grow very rapidly, but not all. ...Read more

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If malignant breast tumor, how fast does it grow?

If malignant breast tumor, how fast does it grow?

Depends: Tumors are different for everyone. Some grow fast and some grow slow. Age, genetic factors and ethnicity can contribute. If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, it is important to take time to explore and understand the treatments and options. In general, it can take 2-4 weeks from the time of diagnosis until the first treatment intervention. Be sure you get your questions answered by your dr. ...Read more

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How long does it take for squamous esophageal cancers to develop to tumor size 5 cm?

How long does it take for squamous esophageal cancers to develop to tumor size 5 cm?

Not easy: To answer. Esophagus cancer can develop over years or months. Prior strictures, chronic irritations and alcohol and tobacco are associated in squamous cancer, and reflux closer linked to reflux and barrett's, but the time course and precursors are not predicable. ...Read more

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How likely is surviving bladder cancer?

How likely is surviving bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: Very good with superficial bladder cancer. With muscle invasive cancer, the grade and stage of the cancer will determine survival. 30-50% 5 year survival with higher stage cancers. ...Read more

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How quickly does papillary throid cancer grow?

Variable growth.: It depends on the cancer size and the individual. In general terms, it is more indolent (slow growing) in females under 45 and more aggressive in males over 45. ...Read more

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How serious is bladder cancer?

How serious is bladder cancer?

Serious: One can die from bladder cancer if that helps you understand it's gravity. The most common risk factor for bladder cancer is smoking. Do not smoke! ...Read more

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How long does it take for stage1 colon cancer to develop into stage 4?

How long does it take for stage1 colon cancer to develop into stage 4?

Tough question: The evolution from polyp to cancer usually takes more than ten years. From state i to stage four probably takes several years, also, but can vary depending on how rapidly the cancer grows and spreads. ...Read more

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How dangerous is bladder cancer?

How dangerous is bladder cancer?

Depends: There are various grades of bladder cancer to determine how aggressive the cancer is. Cancers that are very aggressive and multifocal tend to be much more dangerous than other types of bladder that are more similar to normal bladder cells. If these very aggressive tumors are not treated appropriately, they tend to metastasize and spread over time. Once this occurs, the long term prognosis is poor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a stage 1 gastric signet ring cell tumor to grow into a stage 4?

How long does it take for a stage 1 gastric signet ring cell tumor to grow into a stage 4?

No one knows: Cancer is staged when it is discovered. You may have a cure. Or there may be cells hiding elsewhere, as in the liver, that will grow into metastases in a month, or five years from now. "stage" is a most-optimistic-possible-scenario assigned by the physician to guide treatment. I wish you luck and appreciate your proactive approach. ...Read more

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After brain tumor is resected and going thru radiation and chemo how is it determined if the cancer is gone? Just if tumor doesn't grow back?

After brain tumor is resected and going thru radiation and chemo how is it determined if the cancer is gone? Just if tumor doesn't grow back?

CT and MRI: After treatment patients come for regular neurological exams and imaging with ct or mri. Often the patient develops neurological symptoms which signals a recurrence. On imaging you hope to achieve either no tumor or at least no growth. ...Read more

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How does prostate cancer kill a patient?

How does prostate cancer kill a patient?

What is Cancer?: Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of a part of the body, with the potential for spread locally or to distant locations, causing dysfunction or organ failure and, ultimately, death. Any cancer increases the risk for blood clots, which can flow to the lungs and kill a patient (pulmonary embolism). Cancers tend to deprive a patient of nutrients, damaging the immune system, increasing infection risk. ...Read more

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How fast can squamous cell cancer of the bladder grow?

How fast can squamous cell cancer of the bladder grow?

Squamous bladder ca: It is a rare tumor about 5 % of all bladder tumors, majority are transitional cell type (tcc). It is associated with stones, diverticula in bladder and schistosomiasis a bladder infection seen in middle east and egypt. Primary treatment modality is surgery and sometimes radiation. Usually it is advanced stage or locally advanced when initially diagnosed. Growth rate is variable usually fast. ...Read more

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How quickly does testicular cancer spreads?

How quickly does testicular cancer spreads?

Relatively quickly.: Unfortunately, testicular cancer generally tends to grow rapidly relative to other cancers. It then tends to spread, in a fairly predictable pattern, to the lymph nodes behind the abdominal cavity, then potentially to other organs. This makes prompt diagnosis and treatment very important. If you feel a mass in the testicle, don't delay evaluation and see your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How often does bladder cancer recur?

How often does bladder cancer recur?

Frequently: Up to two-thirds of early bladder cancers recur within the bladder. Even for patients undergoing bladder removal surgery up to one-third can recur elsewhere in the body. ...Read more

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How quickly does breast cancer grow?

How quickly does breast cancer grow?

Variable: It is estimated that by the time a cancer is detected on a mammogram, it has probably been present for 2 years and that it takes an average of 5 years to become palpable. However, the growth rates of different breast cancers can vary substantially. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound detect bladder cancer or somewhere else that has a tumor?

Yes: Externally applied ultrasound can be used to examine the abdomen, the liver, the bladder, and some other areas. The us can show a mass, and something about the composition. You still need a biopsy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it normal to remove small bladder cancer tumors instead of using bcg?

Is it normal to remove small bladder cancer tumors instead of using bcg?

Yes: Small tumors can effectively be treated by cystoscopic excision and fulguration. Intravesical BCG therapy can be used to help prevent recurrences of high grade tumors once removed ...Read more

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Dad had bladder cancer biopsy.waiting pathology report. dr said fairly large tumor and a few satellite tumors. Is this bad news?

Dad had bladder cancer biopsy.waiting pathology report. dr said fairly large tumor and a few satellite tumors. Is this bad news?

Need studies: The severity of bladder cancers depend on several factors. Can the tumors be removed without removing the entire bladder? Do they extend through the bladder wall? Do they extend beyond the bladder to lymph nodes or more distant sites? How immature are the tumor cells? The pathology report and CT and/or MRI studies will tell us. Then, the treatment and the long term outlook can be stated. ...Read more

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Mom 56 told she has bladder cancer. Friday they removed tumor, Monday they said it had already come back. what stage could it be in? how aggressive?

Mom 56 told she has bladder cancer. Friday they removed tumor, Monday they said it had already come back. what stage could it be in? how aggressive?

Miscommunication: Bladder cancer won't grow back that fast after surgery. There is a misunderstanding. It's Mom's task to communicate with her physician, and as much as you love her, you will need to receive all the information about her health via her. Nobody here can second-guess. Bladder cancers range from trivial to very aggressive lesions. Mom may invite you to meet with her physicians if you are caregiver. ...Read more

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My one-year-old daughter has a bladder tumor - can babies get bladder cancer?

Yes: There are two types of bladder cancer in babies but both are very rare: neuroblastoma and rhabdomyosarcoma. More common tumors are cysts, ureteroceles, and other congenital problems that usually require less intervention. ...Read more

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Can bladder cancer be seen on ultrasound? If u/s shows no tumor, should further testing be done on a child with gross terminal hematuria? Not a uti.

Can bladder cancer be seen on ultrasound? If u/s shows no tumor, should further testing be done on a child with gross terminal hematuria? Not a uti.

Here are some ...: Ultrasound study only gives a gross rough imaging assessment with low sensitivity for small lesions. So, it is an absolute saying no bladder cancer. Terminal gross hematuria suggests its origin from the urethra, especially prostate urethra. So, a cystourethroscopy under anesthesia is needed. But, how far an evaluation should go for? It should be individualized. So, ask and talk with Doc timely. ...Read more

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I had bladder cancer 15 years ago. I had a trace of blood inmy urine. The doctor scoped me and found no tumor. He sent my blood to get a full report. What else could be the cause of blood in urine?

I had bladder cancer 15 years ago. I had a trace of blood inmy urine. The doctor scoped me and found no tumor. He sent my blood to get a full report. What else could be the cause of blood in urine?

Lots of things: Congratulations on your cancer survival. With blood in the urine it's certainly possible that the tumor had returned but the scope is reassuring so that's clearly positive. Could be infection causing the blood, could potentially still be treatment related though typically that would have happened earlier. Good luck. ...Read more

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How fast does bladder cancer grow inside you?

Depends on grade: In general, the "grade", or the microscopic features, of bladder cancer will define the rate of growth. High grade cancers grow more quickly than low grade cancers, and are associated with more advanced (high "stage") types of cancer and poorer outcomes compared to low grade cancers which are generally low "stage". However, high grade cancer caught early is treatable and potentially curable. ...Read more

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How quickly does bladder cancer grow and spread?

Depends: It depends on the type of cancer and stage at the time sof diagnosis. If it is a non-aggressive form, it may take months or sometimes years to recur. If the tumor is very aggressive or advanced at the time of diagnosis, it is much more likely to recur quickly. ...Read more

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How often does bladder cancer come back? After successful bladder cancer treatment, is it common for it to come back? Can it grow back as a metastatic cancer even after having your whole bladder removed?

Stage dependent: It depends on the stage and type of bladder cancer when it was diagnosed as well as whether or not all recommended treatments wee taken. It can metastasize and that is why some patients need chemotherapy whennsafenafter surgery. It takes only remnant microscopic cells to have leaked out before surgery for it to get into the blood stream or outside the bladder. Stats are stage and path dependent. ...Read more

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How soon should surgery be done, once a bladder cancer tumor has been diagnosed?

See below.: As soon as reasonably possible given your schedule, health and the surgeon's schedule. There is no rush, but you would certainly not want to wait for months. Best to optimize your medical condition before proceeding. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 1980 and one treatment with BCG 1990, since then one tumor and haven't had tumor since 2000. Do i need a cysto ?

I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 1980 and one treatment with BCG 1990, since then one tumor and haven't had tumor since 2000. Do i need a cysto ?

Maybe: I think you can avoid a cystoscopy if you do not have any symptoms and your urinalysis is normal. Also, I would base it on your original pathology. If it was a low grade tumor you can hold off. You could do a urine cytology, urine sample looking for abnormal cells, to insure there is no evidence of a more aggressive tumor. ...Read more

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BCG treatment to reduce recurrence rate for bladder cancer.I have 2 nd bladder tumor after 5 year of the first.This mean the BCG work or not?

Yes it works: in selective oatients , Intra bladder installation of BCG is very effective in 70% of time for non invasive bladder cancers . Speak to your doctor if you are a candidate or not . ...Read more

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Could a "full" bladder on CT with contrast of abdomen & pelvis be confused or misread as bladder cancer/tumor/problems?

Probably Not: Part of the intent of using contrast on a ct scan of the pelvis is to "fill the bladder" this allows us to see if there is thickening of the bladder walls, or filling abnormalities among other things. It's unlikely that a full bladder represents problems, unless the problem is one of emptying the bladder. Then a reason must be sought if the bladder doesn't empty normally. ...Read more

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What does bladder cancer look like?

Depends: Depends on how much it has evolved. Here is a good review on bladder cancer facts http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/bladder-cancer. ...Read more

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How often does bladder cancer recur?

Frequently: Up to two-thirds of early bladder cancers recur within the bladder. Even for patients undergoing bladder removal surgery up to one-third can recur elsewhere in the body. ...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


Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more