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What Does Bladder Cancer Look Like
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
My father has bladder cancer, grade 4, stage less than 1 (aggressive but not spread). He is due an op and 6 chemical washes -what is like prognosis?
What happens if you have cis bladder cancer and have decided not to have a cystectomy. i'd like to hear about your experie?
Think about decision: Assuming the diagnosis is correct, you have a very high probability of developing invasive bladder cancer. Perhaps seeking another opinion would help you weigh the pros and cons of your decision. Hopefully you are also aware that treatments for bladder cancer, once the tumor spreads beyond the bladder, are limited. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What happens if you have cis bladder cancer and have decided not to have a cystectomy. id like to hear about your experie?
Other Treatment: CIS means that there are cancer cells only in the innermost layer of the bladder. It should be treated as the cells will usually start to grow deeper. It is usually best treated with topical therapies placed inside the bladder through the urethra. This could be immune therapy with BCG (a modified bacteria) or with chemotherapy. ...Read more
Where can I take urine test (BTA-Stat)for bladder cancer?
I 'm looking for the BTA urine test in Houston area.
Here are some...: Since this test has been effectively used as supplemental diagnostic tool for the patients known to have transitional cell carcinoma in urinary tract such as bladder, ureters, kidneys, etc. So, ask the treating urologists or nearby Pharmacy; they would be happy to help. ...Read more
I was just diagnost with bladder cancer dr said not aggressive. Not sure what to believe. Also have a protrusion like hernia on bladder.
See answer: Bladder cancer can be in different forms, one that is dangerous ("aggressive") and tends to invade deeply and spread in the body. Another form is unlikely to do so, but either type has the potential to recur. In other words, it is possible to have a nonaggressive bladder cancer. The second item sounds like a diverticulum of the bladder which can be a sign of obstruction of urine flow. Ask about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I used to pee really frequently but recently Ive had trouble peeing like it wont come out what is it could i have bladder cancer?
Urinary retention: Bladder cancer is relatively uncommon in young men. Voiding less could be due to less urine volume from dehydration. Or perhaps uncontrolled diabetes is now controlled. In older men, enlarged prostate can block flow (which can be aggravated by decongestants). Medications w/anticholinergic side effects can decrease bladder contraction so again less push to pee. Review all dietary supplements & meds ...Read more
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