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What Does It Mean For Bladder Cancer To Be Aggressive
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
Grade and stage: There are typically two ways used together to describe baldder cancer- the grade describes the appearance of the cancer cells themselves and the stage describes the extent of involvement. "aggressive" by itself doesn't really mean much, though it suggests a higher grade tumor which could reasonably be thought to confer a worse prognosis than a lower grade one. Stage would still be critical info. ...Read more
See explanation: Anaplastic is a descriptive term for the microscopic appearance of the tumor which may also be labelled "poorly differentiated". This typically translates to more aggressive behavior in the general sense. It means that the tumor cells look very unlike normal bladder cells and the more that is true, the more aggressive the tumor may behave. This holds true for most types of cancer. ...Read more
Possibly: Blood in the urine (whether microscopic or gross) must be evaluated by a urologist. The degree of hematuria does not necessarily correlate with the size of the problem, so the evaluation would include laboratory testing, imaging of the urianry tract, and cystoscopy - a procedure to look inside the urethar and bladder with a telescope. Possible causes include infection, stones, and malignancy. ...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?
Good, probably: This information is best obtained from the urologist but these people are doing really well nowadays. ...Read more
Does "good muscle representation" on a bladder cancer path report mean a good muscle tissue sample was obtained?
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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 more
If bladder cancer tumor was size of an orange, would u say that more than likely the stage will be a bad stage? Does large tumor mean death? I know weneed pathology report but can u please shed light?
Bladder tumor: The size does increase the possibility that the tumor extends into the muscle layer. Even so, that doesn't mean it can not be effectively treated. ...Read more
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
Mom 56 told she has bladder cancer. Friday they removed tumor, Monday they said it had already come back. What stage could it be in? How aggressive?
Miscommunication: Bladder cancer won't grow back that fast after surgery. There is a misunderstanding. It's Mom's task to communicate with her physician, and as much as you love her, you will need to receive all the information about her health via her. Nobody here can second-guess. Bladder cancers range from trivial to very aggressive lesions. Mom may invite you to meet with her physicians if you are caregiver. ...Read more
I've been having soreness in my lower legs and frequent clear urination. Does this mean I have bladder cancer?
Very unlikely: That someone your age would develop bladder cancer. Although there are several possible answers for your symptoms, if they persist for more than a few days you should seek medical care. Urinary infection, diabetes and other endocrine disorders are on the list of possibilities. ...Read more
Cystoscope showed red areas biopsy was taken does this mean bladder cancer, had a lot of pain & blood in urine?
Cancer: It is a cancer involving the lining of the bladder that will spread into the muscle layers of the bladder if left untreated. It is a malignant condition that requires surgery to diagnose and as an initial form of therapy. Smoking is the most common risk factor for bladder cancer. ...Read more
Yes: Most bladder cancers diagnosed in the us are, however, very early in their presentations (stages 0 or 1), and therefore curable. However, a neglected bladder cancer will progress to a more advanced form of cancer that may become incurable and lethal. Therefore, it is important to take care of this as soon as possible. ...Read more
More common in men: In 2012, an estimated 73, 510 cases are predicted, with 55, 600 in men and 17, 910 in women. This represents 7% of new cancers in men and is the fourth most common, but not in the top ten for women. ...Read more
No: Tobacco and environmental exposures to dyes for urothelial cancer; schistosoma hematobium, a parasite in egypt and chronic csatheterization for squamous cancr, and adenocarcinoma related to remnants of the urachus, the foetal conduit of urinary exretion through umbilicus into placental circulation...In this last case one might say "inborn error" but not genetic or hereditary. ...Read more
Surgery or Radiation: The 2 mainstay forms of muscle invasive bladder cancer treatment includes radical surgery or radiation with chemotherapy. If there is no muscle invasion, one can be treated with a bladder medicine called bcg. The actual treatment depends on multiple factors including the pathology report, type of cancer, the size of the lesion, number of lesions present, and spread of disease. ...Read more
Depends: There are various grades of bladder cancer to determine how aggressive the cancer is. Cancers that are very aggressive and multifocal tend to be much more dangerous than other types of bladder that are more similar to normal bladder cells. If these very aggressive tumors are not treated appropriately, they tend to metastasize and spread over time. Once this occurs, the long term prognosis is poor. ...Read more
Yes, however...: People die of bladder cancer. Luckily, the majority of bladder cancers are superficial, which are more easily treated. The ones we worry about are "muscle invasive" or where we have evidence that the cancer has spread beyond the bladder to other parts of the body. ...Read more
Smoking tobacco increases your risk of bladder cancer by causing harmful chemicals to accumulate in your urine.
Chemicals linked to bladder cancer risk include arsenic and chemicals used in the manufacture of dyes, rubber, leather, textiles and paint products.
Urinary schistosomiasis (a parasitic infection endemic in egypt, africa and the middle east) is associated with bladder cancer. ...Read more
Smokers: Patients at risk for bladder cancer include smokers, people who work with certain chemicals called benzene compounds or dyes, or a certain type of bladder infection found in the middle east. One may also develop bladder cancer even in the absence of risk factors. ...Read more
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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