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My Sister Was Diagnosed With Bladder Cancer What Do I Need To Know
Invasion of muscle: Assuming this is urothelial carcinoma, the most important issue is whether or not there is muscle invasion. One-third of all newly diagnosed cases of bladder cancer present with muscle invasion, which indicates more aggressive disease and requires either cystectomy or combination therapy with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Also, the grade of the cancer would be useful information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandfather who's 90 just got diagnosed with bladder cancer. What is the prognosis for someone this old?
Bladder cancer: Bladder cancer treatment is based on stage of cancer and treatment will depend on other medical issues. Most bladder cancers are early stage that requires removal of the tumor and close follow up. Bladder cancer that penetrates the muscle of the bladder wall may require surgery of part or whole bladder or chemotherapy and radiation in combination. Treatments depend on other medical issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I : I hoe that you are recovering from your cystoscopy and biopsy well. There are many types and stages of bladder cancer and the many are completely curable. You need to discuss what type of bladder cancer you have and what stage it is at with your urologist to get an accurate answer to your question. You should also ask him/her what surgery or procedures need to be done and if there is any need for other treatments like bcg, a kind of immune system therapy in the bladder, chemotherapy in the bladder or iv, or radiation. I wish you the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it worth getting a second opinion when diagnosed with bladder cancer, or is one doctor's opinion definitive?
Yes: You should not hesitate to do so if you desire. Studies have confirmed the potential benefit of second opinion review in bladder and other cancers. The likelihood is that the opinion will be similar, however a substantial minority (as many as 1 in 5) of patients may have their treatment plan significantly altered (either more or less aggressive) after a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a 70-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer, is BCG a reasonable 1st treatment?
What causes bladder cancer if not smoking? I've recently been diagnosed with bladder cancer by my doctor, who said it's almost always caused by smoking. I'm 55 now, and smoked two cigarettes when i was a teenager. Could diet or something i've been drinkin
Dyes and chemicals: It doesn't sound like smoking has anything to do with your bladder cancer. Were you exposed to aniline dyes, chemicals, or chemotherapy in the past? These are risk factors. Sometimes it's just plain bad luck. Whatever the cause, there are good treatments. Don't blame yourself! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had breast cancer double mascectomy and chemo in 2009. One year later I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. After many months of dusting and sweeping the cancer cells out of the bladder in 2013 it became a large tumor which had to be removed along with a
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