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Does bladder cancer show up during routine urine testing?
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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
In brief: Often
Since most patients with bladder cancer have blood in the urine, a routine urinalysis should detect this which could trigger further evaluation.
However there are possible exceptions.

In brief: Often
Since most patients with bladder cancer have blood in the urine, a routine urinalysis should detect this which could trigger further evaluation.
However there are possible exceptions.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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In brief: No
Bladder cancer is not detected during a routine urine test (urinalysis) as part of a physical examination.
If bladder cancer is suspected, a special urine test is required called a urine cytology. This test is much more specific for detecting bladder cancer although it has its limitations as well.

In brief: No
Bladder cancer is not detected during a routine urine test (urinalysis) as part of a physical examination.
If bladder cancer is suspected, a special urine test is required called a urine cytology. This test is much more specific for detecting bladder cancer although it has its limitations as well.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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