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Do routine urine tests check for bladder cancer?
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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
In brief: Yes, in a way
In a very simple way, urinalysis includes chemical and cellular evidence of hematuria, or blood in the urine, a very common finding in bladder cancer.
Most patients with bladder cancers will have some degree (microscopic or visible) of hematuria. However if one has blood detected in the urine, it can be from many causes other than cancer.

In brief: Yes, in a way
In a very simple way, urinalysis includes chemical and cellular evidence of hematuria, or blood in the urine, a very common finding in bladder cancer.
Most patients with bladder cancers will have some degree (microscopic or visible) of hematuria. However if one has blood detected in the urine, it can be from many causes other than cancer.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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In brief: No
Routine urinary and blood tests do not check for bladder cancer.
If the urine test is abnormal if there are urinary symptoms to suggest bladder cancer, then specific testing must be performed to determine if bladder cancer is present.

In brief: No
Routine urinary and blood tests do not check for bladder cancer.
If the urine test is abnormal if there are urinary symptoms to suggest bladder cancer, then specific testing must be performed to determine if bladder cancer is present.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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