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Signs Of Bladder Cancer In Men
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
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?
Signs of big problem: Rapid, unintentional weight loss is a sign of a significant illness (cancer or thyroid diseases are possibilities). Bloody urine is another sign of a significant problem (cancer or kidney diseases are possibilities). A person with both symptoms should be at the doctor's office getting a full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can epididymitis + cystitis be signs of (bladder) cancer? (no infection diagnosed, 2 week of preventive antibiotic, still blood in urine 1 week after)
Hematuria: The most common presentation of bladder cancer is painless hematuria (blood in urine). Often the first step is a urine culture (to make sure not related to urinary tract infection) and cytology (to look for cancer cells in urine specimen). A cystoscopy is needed to confirm to diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends on stage: The prognosis of bladder cancer is dependent on how deeply has the tumor penetrated the bladder wall, or stage of the disease. It varies from 98% for early stage to 15% 5 year survival for late stage. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladdercancer/detailedguide/bladder-cancer-survival-rates. ...Read more
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
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
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