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Papillary Bladder Cancer
I had a cyscoscopy and my dr says 50-50 that is bladder cancer, so to say 50-50 is for sure that I have cancer?
No: For sure would be 100%, no? I do not know what he/she meant with that statement but i assume he/she is waiting for a biopsy result. See what comes out of that before you get too anxious. If it is cancer, make sure you follow your doc's advise. Either way i wish you the best. ...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
Very rare...: Usually these cancers are low grade and have good prognosis. The two most common in this age group are transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder (tccb) and papillary urothelial neoplasm of low malignant potential (punlmp). Given that these are so rare, it is important to have both a pediatric oncologist and urologist involved with treatment decisions and follow-up plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The amount of blood seen in the urine does not correlate with the degree of tumor invasion into the bladder muscle. The gold standard to determine the extent of invasion into the bladder muscle is to perform a special biopsy and evaluate for muscle invasion. One can have a little bleeding in the urine with a lot of muscle invasion or a lot of bleeding without muscle invasion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but very rarely: Bladder rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare, but very dangerous type of bladder cancer, usually occurs in much younger children, but occasionally in teenagers. Some children can survive with very invasive treatment. I have seen and treated a low grade transitional cell cancer in a ciggarette smoking boy who was also exposed to 2nd hand smoke from both parents from whom he stole ciggarettes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Malig. Bladder tumor: Transitional cell bladder cancer is most common and presents with different grades of malignancy and different degrees of +depth of infiltration. Low grade is similar to a polyp+ rather benign. High grade (anaplastic) with deep muscle invasion, or even through bladder is very dangerous. Lymph node invasion is a poor prognostic sign. Squamous cell cancer, a worse type with worse prognosis than tcc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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