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What does the doctor do during a bladder biopsy, and how does that help him figure out whether I have cancer?

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In brief: Endoscopy

The office procedure is performed by placing a telescope into the bladder and looking at the entire lining of the bladder for irregularities.
Any abnormalities noted must be biopsied for a definitive diagnosis since physical changes in the lining of the bladder may mimic cancer or other benign conditions. However, the biopsy will determine if there is cancer or a benign condition present.

In brief: Endoscopy

The office procedure is performed by placing a telescope into the bladder and looking at the entire lining of the bladder for irregularities.
Any abnormalities noted must be biopsied for a definitive diagnosis since physical changes in the lining of the bladder may mimic cancer or other benign conditions. However, the biopsy will determine if there is cancer or a benign condition present.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Morton Levitt
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In brief: Bladder Biopsy

Presumably, your doctor is performing a bladder biopsy because you had blood in the urine or other symptoms that pointed towards a bladder lesion.
During the procedure, a small catheter is inserted into the bladder, which allows him to look around as well as obtain tissue for the pathologist to render a proper diagnosis, the only definitive way to be sure.

In brief: Bladder Biopsy

Presumably, your doctor is performing a bladder biopsy because you had blood in the urine or other symptoms that pointed towards a bladder lesion.
During the procedure, a small catheter is inserted into the bladder, which allows him to look around as well as obtain tissue for the pathologist to render a proper diagnosis, the only definitive way to be sure.
Dr. Morton Levitt
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