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How can you know if you have bladder cancer?

How can you know if you have bladder cancer?

Blood: Most people will notice blood in the urine or maybe some discomfort but the diagnosis has to be made with a biopsy, often through a cystoscopy. ...Read more

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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Do you have back pain if you have bladder cancer and that's early symptoms?

Do you have back pain if you have bladder cancer and that's early symptoms?

Many causes: There are many causes of back pain, from a lumbar strain to disc disruption, arthritis in the spine (quite common), menstrual cramps, abdominal aneurysm, muscle imbalances, poor posture, compression fracture, kidney stones, and yes, cancer. Cancer is not a common cause of back pain, but it can occur. See your doctor to get thngs checked out. ...Read more

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Do you pee small amounts if you have bladder cancer?

Do you pee small amounts if you have bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: Bladder cancer in the early stages typically does not cause voiding dysfunction. There are many other causes, much more likely, which cause urinary frequency or voiding only small amounts. See a urologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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When you have bladder cancer does it hurt when you pee?

Sometimes: Most common way bladder cancer is found is when a person has blood in the urine, but has no pain; sometimes, burning in the urination, or frequent urination can be signs of cancer, but these are more typical of infection or overactive bladder. ...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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If you have bladder cancer does it burn when you pee and is that early symptoms?

If you have bladder cancer does it burn when you pee and is that early symptoms?

Bladder cancer: Early bladder cancer has very few symptoms. Blood in the urine is the reason for initial evaluation of people subsequently diagnosed with bladder tumors. The definitive test remains cystoscopy. This must be performed by a qualified urologist. It can, however, usually be performed in the office. ...Read more

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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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Is bladder cancer painful?

Maybe: Bladder cancer is generally not painful until it has spread to local organs and structures. If it contained to the superficial lining of the bladder without invasion, it is usually not painful. ...Read more

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How common is bladder cancer?

How common is bladder cancer?

More common in men: In 2012, an estimated 73, 510 cases are predicted, with 55, 600 in men and 17, 910 in women. This represents 7% of new cancers in men and is the fourth most common, but not in the top ten for women. ...Read more

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Is bladder cancer hereditary?

Is bladder cancer hereditary?

No: Tobacco and environmental exposures to dyes for urothelial cancer; schistosoma hematobium, a parasite in egypt and chronic csatheterization for squamous cancr, and adenocarcinoma related to remnants of the urachus, the foetal conduit of urinary exretion through umbilicus into placental circulation...In this last case one might say "inborn error" but not genetic or hereditary. ...Read more

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How is bladder cancer treated?

How is bladder cancer treated?

Surgery or Radiation: The 2 mainstay forms of muscle invasive bladder cancer treatment includes radical surgery or radiation with chemotherapy. If there is no muscle invasion, one can be treated with a bladder medicine called bcg. The actual treatment depends on multiple factors including the pathology report, type of cancer, the size of the lesion, number of lesions present, and spread of disease. ...Read more

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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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Can you die from bladder cancer?

Can you die from bladder cancer?

Yes: Bladder cancer can invade from the lining into the muscle and deeper. From that point it can spread to pelvic lymph nodes or into the bloodstream. If it gets this far even with therapy with chemotherapy the disease may not be controlled and eventually kill the patient. ...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 is bladder cancer diagnosed?

Cystoscopic biopsy: Presents with blood in urine and biopsy by cystoscopic examination will give the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do people die from bladder cancer?

Do people die from bladder cancer?

Yes, however...: People die of bladder cancer. Luckily, the majority of bladder cancers are superficial, which are more easily treated. The ones we worry about are "muscle invasive" or where we have evidence that the cancer has spread beyond the bladder to other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Risk of dying from bladder cancer?

Risk of dying from bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: Risk of dying from bladder cancer is 1 to 116 in men and 1 to 294 in women.
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer. ...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. 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