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What would the life expectancy of a male with stage 1 or 2 bladder cancer be?

What would the life expectancy of a male with stage 1 or 2 bladder cancer be?

Let me explain: Relative 5-year survival rate 98% stage 0 88% stage 1 63% stage 2 46% stage 3 15% stage vi good luck. ...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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Is it ok to just have follow up cystoscopies with bladder cancer stage ta grade 3?

Is it ok to just have follow up cystoscopies with bladder cancer stage ta grade 3?

Bladder Cancer: That only invades the mucosa can be managed my biopsy, removal and f/u cysto and urinary cytology. When the grade is 3 or it recurs, but does not invade the muscle, bcg or chemotherapy instillation is common. Muscle invading bladder cancer usually involves much more. ...Read more

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How fast does bladder cancer grow inside you?

How fast does bladder cancer grow inside you?

Depends on grade: In general, the "grade", or the microscopic features, of bladder cancer will define the rate of growth. High grade cancers grow more quickly than low grade cancers, and are associated with more advanced (high "stage") types of cancer and poorer outcomes compared to low grade cancers which are generally low "stage". However, high grade cancer caught early is treatable and potentially curable. ...Read more

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Does the rate of bladder cancer vary by state?

Does the rate of bladder cancer vary by state?

Yes: Incidence rate of bladder cancer varies by state. Most recent reports show that the incidence of bladder cancer tends to be higher in northern us states compared with southern states. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of end stage bladder cancer?

What are the symptoms of end stage bladder cancer?

Define end stage: What is your definition of end stage? Usually it means wide spread metastatic disease with many symptoms including weight loss, severe urinary problems, diffuse pain, etc. It's not unlike many others cancers. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the end stage symptoms of bladder cancer?

I was wondering what are the end stage symptoms of bladder cancer?

Bleeding in urine: Urinary bleeding is a constant symptoms. Other may include weight loss, weakness, anemia, pain and others depending on metastases. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bladder-cancer/basics/definition/con-20027606. ...Read more

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Which state has the highest bladder cancer rate in the united states?

Which state has the highest bladder cancer rate in the united states?

NCI Data: The most up-to-date data available suggests that maine has the highest death rate, but new hampshire and vermont have the highest incidence of bladder cancer. Smoking is the biggest promoter of bladder cancer, tripling the risk. Other exposures have an increased incidence of bladder cancer, such as exposure to aniline dyes, aromatic amines, radiation and certain chemotherapies. Limit your risk. ...Read more

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How is it possible to get bladder cancer, since your bladder always flushes itself clean?

How is it possible to get bladder cancer, since your bladder always flushes itself clean?

Long term exposure: Your point is well made. Most cancers of the urothelium occur on the "floor" of the bladder where urine contact is most prolonged. The upper urinary tract (renal pelvis and ureters) are less frequently affected despite similar exposures. Toxins in the urine (eg, from cigarette smoke) induce changes over time which can lead to cancer formation. ...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. It may develop cancer as with any organ. There are two types: superficial bladder cancer and muscle invasive bladder cancer. The differences are important as they ...Read more