Depends on grade. In general, the "grade", or the microscopic features, of bladder cancer will define the rate of growth. High grade cancers grow more quickly than low grade cancers, and are associated with more advanced (high "stage") types of cancer and poorer outcomes compared to low grade cancers which are generally low "stage". However, high grade cancer caught early is treatable and potentially curable.
Bladder tumors. Are usually found in middle and older age pateint, presenting with gross or microscopic blood in the urine. Some are 'superficial' not penetrating into muscle, and penetrate later into muscle. Not all progress, but some do. Instilled treatments are used first, but if muscle invasive, bladder removal is treatment of choice.
They have found blood and white blood cells in my urine but nothing will grow in the lab could it be bladder cancer urineating is very painful and very frequient. Have already taken 7 rounds of antibotics
Bladder. Bladder cancer is not very high on my list of possible diagnoses. Has your doctor ruled out kidney stones? Cystitis (bladder inflammation). If you are female do you have any vaginal discharge? If you are a male have you had your prostate examined? . Also your doctor should consider a ct urogram and cystogram to get a good visualization or your bladder and urinary tract. Also, antibiotics are probably not a good idea fo now. Lastly please request a diabetes screen. Good luck.
If you are male. And over 50, prostate overgrowth, benign or malignant associated, leads the list. Your symptoms warrant cystoscopy, and that will also view bladder, and upper tracts (ureter/kidney). Bladder cancers are less common than prostate cancer. Your symptoms sound likebladder outlest obstruction.
Hematuria. It's time to stop taking antibiotics and see a urologist for a proper evaluation of blood in the urine. This should include a cystoscopy and one of several possible means of evaluating your ureters and kidneys.
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.
The bladder collects. And eliminates waste produced by kidneys. The lining cells are suceptible to toxins, and those from cigarette smoking can cause the cells to mutate, become visibly abnormal, and tehn invade, and possibly metastasize.
Yes. Bladder cancers can very aggressive and recur despite treatment with radical surgery and/or chemotherapy. There is no way to be sure who will develop recurrence and therefore constant monitoring is essential after definitive therapy.
Yes. Very common to recur.
Maybe. Bladder cancer is generally not painful until it has spread to local organs and structures. If it contained to the superficial lining of the bladder without invasion, it is usually not painful.
Bladder cancer. Early bladder cancer has very few symptoms. Blood in the urine is the reason for initial evaluation of people subsequently diagnosed with bladder tumors. The definitive test remains cystoscopy. This must be performed by a qualified urologist. It can, however, usually be performed in the office.
Fairly... There are about 68-70, 000 new cases of bladder cancer each year; and the most common type is transitional cell (from the inner lining of the bladder).
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.