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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

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


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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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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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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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Do people sometimes survive stage 4 bladder cancer?

Do people sometimes survive stage 4 bladder cancer?

It depends: Stage-4 bladder cancer has good treatments available such that about half of the patients do well by showing good regression of their tumors. About 15-20% achieve complete response(cr). Some of the patients in cr have a long term control of their cancer and are cured of this disease. To get good results, seek an expert in gu-medical oncology at a major cancer center as your treating oncologist. ...Read more

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3 months after bladder cancer surgery the scab has not dissolved. What does this indicate?

3 months after bladder cancer surgery the scab has not dissolved. What does this indicate?

Will fall of: If you are asking about scab on the abdominal wall ( due to open surgery/ not through the bladder ) most likely you had small collection under the skin which resolved , keep moist dressings the scab will fall off soon and go to the surgeon for follow up. ...Read more

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What are odds for surviving bladder cancer? The doctor says the bladder cancer is in early stages. Does this mean it can be cured?

Bladder cancer: Early stage bladder cancer can nearly always be successfully treated without major surgery. It is important to follow the surveillance cysto protocol after initial cystoscopic treatment (resection) due to the tendency for superficial recurrences. Cure is a relative term when dealing with some cancers. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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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