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Are there non-invasive tests which can diagnose bladder cancer?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Yes

Urinalysis can demonstrate blood & raise suspicion.
Urine cytology can identify bladder cancer cells if present, also atypical cells which can be supect. Bta test is not reliable. Bladder ultrasound of full bladder can demonstrate some tumors. Cancer can be seen by cystoscopy with flexible scope or pediatric scope in females + Lidocaine jelly is fairly non-invasive. Then ?Biopsy is invasive.

In brief: Yes

Urinalysis can demonstrate blood & raise suspicion.
Urine cytology can identify bladder cancer cells if present, also atypical cells which can be supect. Bta test is not reliable. Bladder ultrasound of full bladder can demonstrate some tumors. Cancer can be seen by cystoscopy with flexible scope or pediatric scope in females + Lidocaine jelly is fairly non-invasive. Then ?Biopsy is invasive.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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In brief: No

Bladder cancer is diagnosed with cystoscopy.
This is the gold standard test for bladder cancer. This is where a telescope is placed into the bladder for visual examination. Although non-invasive tests can be used and can detect large tumors, they often miss small tumors or flat tumors called carcinoma-in-situ since they cannot be seen on routine x-rays or imaging studies.

In brief: No

Bladder cancer is diagnosed with cystoscopy.
This is the gold standard test for bladder cancer. This is where a telescope is placed into the bladder for visual examination. Although non-invasive tests can be used and can detect large tumors, they often miss small tumors or flat tumors called carcinoma-in-situ since they cannot be seen on routine x-rays or imaging studies.
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