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Can bladder cancer remain hidden on a sonogram of the bladder & kidneys?

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In brief: Yes

Bladder cancer can easily be missed on sonogram of the bladder and kidneys, especially if the tumor is small or flat.
The definitive test for diagnosis is a cystoscopy where a small telescope is placed into the bladder to visualize the lining of the bladder. At the same time, a biopsy is taken to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Yes

Bladder cancer can easily be missed on sonogram of the bladder and kidneys, especially if the tumor is small or flat.
The definitive test for diagnosis is a cystoscopy where a small telescope is placed into the bladder to visualize the lining of the bladder. At the same time, a biopsy is taken to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Yes, it can be ...

No test is 100% accurate and every disease always displays itself as a pattern of full spectrum so that at its very earliest stage of bladder lining cancer (transitional cell carcinoma), all imaging studies and even a direct look (cystoscopy) may miss it.
And this type of cancer needs to be followed. In a lifelong manner. Ask and talk with expert for general and specific detail. Best...

In brief: Yes, it can be ...

No test is 100% accurate and every disease always displays itself as a pattern of full spectrum so that at its very earliest stage of bladder lining cancer (transitional cell carcinoma), all imaging studies and even a direct look (cystoscopy) may miss it.
And this type of cancer needs to be followed. In a lifelong manner. Ask and talk with expert for general and specific detail. Best...
Dr. James Lin
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Dr. James Krick
Urology

In brief: Sonogram

Yes. Ultrasound is not a good imaging modality for bladder cancer.
It requires cystoscopic examination by a urologist for proper diagnosis.

In brief: Sonogram

Yes. Ultrasound is not a good imaging modality for bladder cancer.
It requires cystoscopic examination by a urologist for proper diagnosis.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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