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Why is it important for bladder cancer patients to be monitored for a lifetime?

Why is it important for bladder cancer patients to be monitored for a lifetime?

Bladder cancer: Bladder cancer is categorized by its grade and stage. Non-invasive tumors have a tendency to recur. If found early they generally can be removed cystoscopically. The surveillance protocol is designed to catch the tumors before they become high grade or stage. ...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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Why is it important for bladder cancer patients to be monitored for lifetime?

Why is it important for bladder cancer patients to be monitored for lifetime?

Recurrence: Because they is a high recurrence rate even after some form of definitive treatment including radical surgery or chemotherapy and radiation. It can recur in other parts of the urinary tract after the initial treatment has been performed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the pain medication for bladder cancer patient.?

Can you tell me about the pain medication for bladder cancer patient.?

Here are some ...: The pain in bladder cancer patients may be cancer-related or others such as DJD, chronic pain somewhere for years / decades. How to treat them largely depends how they respond to and tolerate the pain medications given orally or with injection or epidural anesthesia or ... So, ask the treating Doc for individual detail. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about the pain medication for bladder cancer patient.?

Here we go...: For local discomfort from tumor- or procedure-related, some drugs can be used to ease the pain and burning and to improve urine flow. For pain related with distant metastasis, judicious use of narcotics is still the mainstay of care. For detailing, go to ask, talk, and work with the doctors. Despite getting bladder cancer, it's still keeping on healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence... ...Read more

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What is a good diet for bladder cancer patients?

What is a good diet for bladder cancer patients?

What they like: With little in the way of exceptions, there's no magic in food for particular diseases. A sensible diet, especially avoiding the very greasy, very sugary and very salts items, to the person's tastes is the best choice. If eating is a problem, a real dietician should be consulted. ...Read more

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What are the newest high-risk patients being tested for bladder cancer?

What are the newest high-risk patients being tested for bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: In the us there are around 61, 000 new cases of bladder cancer each year and 13, 000 deaths. Most bladder ca occurs in persons over 50. 70% occur in men. Smoking remains the most consistent risk factor, with industrial exposure to aromatic amine chemicals also a risk factor. ...Read more

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Can stage III bladder cancer patients still get a transplant?

Can stage III bladder cancer patients still get a transplant?

No: I don't think so, but i would check with your transplant coordinator. The problem is that giving immunosuppression to someone with an advanced malignancy is dangerous. ...Read more

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I have a urethral stricture caused by bxo. I'm worried about increased chance of urethral or bladder cancer, how can I monitor this via tests ?

I have a urethral stricture caused by bxo. I'm worried about increased chance of urethral or bladder cancer, how can I monitor this via tests ?

Here are some ...: Your mentioned concern is understandtable, but in reality unnecessary. BXO may be treated with generous meatotomy with or without excising the affected skin of glans penis and circumcision depending on its clinical picture. As to concerning its connection with urethral or bladder cancer, its relation with BXO is extremely remote posing no practical necessity to worry about it. See Doc as needed. ...Read more

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How to treat burning discharge from vagina from patient with stage IV invasive bladder cancer after cystectomy?

How to treat burning discharge from vagina from patient with stage IV invasive bladder cancer after cystectomy?

Depends: Analyze discharge get an exam and lab tests so can better understand what is going on. ...Read more

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In a r phlebotomist who recently drew a bladder cancer patient. The potassium result showed a false positive of 14. What caused this result?

In a r phlebotomist who recently drew a bladder cancer patient.  The potassium result showed a false positive of 14.  What caused this result?

Hemolysis: Since a potassium of 14 is incompatible withlife, the sample was undoubtedly hemolyzed. The only other thing that could drive the potassium to that high would be succinylcholine. Redraw the sample. ...Read more

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Why is the bta stat test important for bladder cancer?

Why is the bta stat test important for bladder cancer?

May suggest cancer: Bladder tumor antigen test is only a semi-reliable test for bladder cancer. Urinary cytology and cystoscopy with or without biopsy are much more reliable. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have bladder cancer?

How do I know if I have bladder cancer?

MD: If you notice blood in the urine or have any other suspicious urinary symptoms, you may need to see an urologist who will likely do a cystoscopy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a cyscoscopy and my dr says 50-50 that is bladder cancer, so to say 50-50 is for sure that I have cancer?

I had a cyscoscopy and my dr says 50-50 that is bladder cancer, so to say 50-50 is for sure that I have cancer?

No: For sure would be 100%, no? I do not know what he/she meant with that statement but i assume he/she is waiting for a biopsy result. See what comes out of that before you get too anxious. If it is cancer, make sure you follow your doc's advise. Either way i wish you the best. ...Read more

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If I have bladder cancer, would there be blood in my urine?

If I have bladder cancer, would there be blood in my urine?

Yes: Bladder cancer may cause visible blood in the urine or microscopic blood in the urine which is only picked up by urine tests. Depending on the type of cancer, size, number of lesions, etc, blood may be visible to the naked eye but can also be absent with smaller lesions. Therefore, urine tests must be performed when bladder cancer is suspected. ...Read more

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Does finding blood in my urine mean that I have bladder cancer?

Does finding blood in my urine mean that I have bladder cancer?

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

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Is there anyone with words of encouragement I can send to my mom who was just told she has bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer: In most cases it can be managed successfully with medications like a chronic disease. A minority will have more aggressive cancer. First stop smoking. ...Read more

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Where can I take urine test (BTA-Stat)for bladder cancer? I 'm looking for the BTA urine test in Houston area.

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

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. As any other organ, it can develop cancer. There are two types: superficial bladder cancer and muscle invasive bladder cancer. The differences are important as they ...Read more