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Is there any connection between bedwetting and bladder cancer?

Is there any connection between bedwetting and bladder cancer?

No: There is no association between bedwetting and bladder cancer. Bedwetting can occur in all age groups due to storage issues with the bladder or abnormal bladder function. Bladder cancer may occur sporadically or be related to toxins and carcinogens that promote cellular damage and eventual cancer from the cells that line the bladder. ...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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What would be the connection of being a tool and die maker to urinary bladder cancer?

What would be the connection of being a tool and die maker to urinary bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: Exposure to certain aromatic amines found in dye, textile, rubber and plastics industries may be responsible for up to 1/3 of bladder cancer occurrences. ...Read more

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What does bladder cancer look like?

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?

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 does bladder cancer affect your body?

How does bladder cancer affect your body?

Varies: Bladder cancer may be found early and treated with local (intravesicular, intra = in, vesicular = bladder) therapy by a urologist. If the bladder cancer is muscle invasive surgery may be needed. Chemotherapy may be needed before or after surgery for advanced disease. Bladder cancer may present with blood in the urine or other urinary symptoms such as urinary frequency. ...Read more

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What does aggressive bladder cancer mean?

What does aggressive bladder cancer mean?

Grade and stage: There are typically two ways used together to describe baldder cancer- the grade describes the appearance of the cancer cells themselves and the stage describes the extent of involvement. "aggressive" by itself doesn't really mean much, though it suggests a higher grade tumor which could reasonably be thought to confer a worse prognosis than a lower grade one. Stage would still be critical info. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about bladder cancer?

Here are some ...: It's the malignancy starting off from bladder lining (urothelium) with >90% as TCC (transitional cell carcinoma), its highest incidence in men >60s and women >70s, >85% of them having gross or microscopic hematuria-usually painless & off and on, a most definite connection with tobacco smoking, around 1/5 of the patients having irritative voiding, as a lifelong disease so needing lifelong follow-up ...Read more

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What is my recovery time after bladder cancer?

What is my recovery time after bladder cancer?

Depends upon extent: Ot cancer & treatment performed. Simple transurethral resection of superficial cancer may only require catheter for 1 day, > extensive resection may require catheter 4 few days. Cystectomy with urinary diversion or creation of a bowel neo-bladder requires 2 - 4 weeks recovery. ...Read more

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Is bladder cancer common in young non-smokers?

No: There is a concept of dose-response which means that a cumulative dose of carcinogens (from cigarette smoke in this example) can lead to tumor development. Consequently, the risk increases with time of exposure. Thus, older persons will carry a higher risk of cancer in this example, although occasionally relatively young patients may develop cancer of the bladder. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of bladder cancer?

What is the most common cause of bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: The primary risk for bladder cancer is smoking or exposure to secondary cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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Question about bladder cancer, is bladder removed?

Question about bladder cancer, is bladder removed?

Depends on depth: Superficial bladder cancer may be treated with resection, instillation of BCG in the bladder. However, if the tumor invades the muscle or involves certain areas of the bladder, resection/removal of the bladder may be required. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have bladder cancer?

Probably if you can: There is no specific restriction to work with bladder cancer. Usually limited by overall health. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bladder cancer in older men?

What are the symptoms of bladder cancer in older men?

Variable: Most common are blood or blood clots in the urine, urinary frequency, and pain during urination. Presence of any of these warrants a visit with a urologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean for bladder cancer to be anaplastic?

What does it mean for bladder cancer to be anaplastic?

See explanation: Anaplastic is a descriptive term for the microscopic appearance of the tumor which may also be labelled "poorly differentiated". This typically translates to more aggressive behavior in the general sense. It means that the tumor cells look very unlike normal bladder cells and the more that is true, the more aggressive the tumor may behave. This holds true for most types of cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean for bladder cancer to be aggressive?

What does it mean for bladder cancer to be aggressive?

Tissue type: This means that the cancer cells seen on the biopsy are very irregular and more abnormal looking from the normal cells of the bladder. The more irregular cells seen, the more likely cancer is "agressive". ...Read more

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How to deal with bladder cancer and if so what are the symptoms?

How to deal with bladder cancer and if so what are the symptoms?

Here are some ...: Most patients of bladder cancer start off with off-and-on visible bloody urine with no voiding symptoms or are incidentally found with imaging studies such as CT.IVP and cystoscopy while being evaluated for symptomless invisible blood in the urine (microhematuria). So, take any visible or invisible blood in the urine - hematuria - very seriously so to be evaluated timely. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause bladder cancer?

Yes: Smoking is one of the leading causes of bladder cancer. In fact very recent studies have shown an even higher link between smoking and bladder cancer thanv previously thought. ...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