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If my urologist finds bladder cancer during my cystoscopy can he just remove it right away?

If my urologist finds bladder cancer during my cystoscopy can he just remove it right away?

Bladder cancer: Sometimes, if the lesion is quite small. If it is a first occurence, your urologist will likely want to biopsy and wait for the pathologists interpretation before proceding with cystoscopic treatment and likely further biopsies under anesthesia. ...Read more

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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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Besides bladder cancer, what are some reasons I might need a cystoscopy?

Besides bladder cancer, what are some reasons I might need a cystoscopy?

Cystoscopy: Cystoscopy is done to evaluate the urethra, the bladder, the opening o the ureters. It also is done to place stents (tubes) in the ureters. It can be done for bleeding, pain, stones... ...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 recently had my bladder cancer return after11 years. I am waiting for a cystoscopy what should I be doing for the next couple of weeks while i wait?

Stay healthy: If you are waiting for your resection, not much that you can do other than to take the best care of yourself. Eat well with healthier foods, rest, avoid food or medications that may thin your blood. If your feeling ill, get checked quickly so you don't miss your procedure date. If you smoke, quit! best of luck. ...Read more

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Had a cystoscopy 6 weeks ago, bladder cancer, turbt sched for nov 02, . Gros hematuria again for 4 days now. Should i just wait?

Had a cystoscopy 6 weeks ago, bladder cancer, turbt sched for nov 02, . Gros hematuria again for 4 days now. Should i just wait?

No: If I'm reading you right:you were found at cystoscopy in the beginning of July to have a bladder tumor and TUR of the tumor is scheduled for November.That is a 4 month wait.This would be unacceptable to me if I were the patient. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How often should a 30yo have a cystascope done after having bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: The surveillance protocol calls for cystoscopy every 3 months for the first 2 years. Eventually moves to every 6 months and then annually. ...Read more

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Question about bladder cancer, is bladder removed?

Depends on depth: Superficial bladder cancer may be treated with resection, instillation of BCG in the bladder. However, if the tumor invades the muscle or involves certain areas of the bladder, resection/removal of the bladder may be required. ...Read more

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Chemo after surgery for bladder cancer? Should I have chemotherapy after having my bladder removed because of bladder cancer? Why would this help, since i don’t have a bladder anymore?

Factor dependent: There are many factors that help to determine if it is safe and, or needed. Age, other medical problems, stage of tumor and other pathologic features of your tumor determine the risk of microscopic cells remaining and therefore your potential benefit of chemotherapy aimed at cleaning up microscopic cells in the blood stream and bladder bed. ...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