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Describe the features of bladder cancer.?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Malig. Bladder tumor

Transitional cell bladder cancer is most common and presents with different grades of malignancy and different degrees of +depth of infiltration.
Low grade is similar to a polyp+ rather benign. High grade (anaplastic) with deep muscle invasion, or even through bladder is very dangerous. Lymph node invasion is a poor prognostic sign. Squamous cell cancer, a worse type with worse prognosis than tcc.

In brief: Malig. Bladder tumor

Transitional cell bladder cancer is most common and presents with different grades of malignancy and different degrees of +depth of infiltration.
Low grade is similar to a polyp+ rather benign. High grade (anaplastic) with deep muscle invasion, or even through bladder is very dangerous. Lymph node invasion is a poor prognostic sign. Squamous cell cancer, a worse type with worse prognosis than tcc.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. George Klauber
Ciggarette smoking + some chemical exposure over long toime can predispose to BC. Commonly presents with blood in urine. Diagosed by urine cytology, bladder US + optimally cystoscopically. Urologist will biopsy, and if low stage be able to resect and remove it by this non-invasive straightforward procedure. Invasive high grade tumors may require aggressive surgery +/or chemotherapy +/or radiation
Dr. Andrew Siegel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvEOcCzw2gQ is a video I did on bladder cancer for patient education purposes.
Dr. Terry Woodard
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Blood in urine

Bladder cancer can arise from different types of cells in the bladder and is more common in smokers or due to certain chemical exposure.
If blood cells are detected in a urinalysis, evaluation by a nephrologist or urologist (especially if over the age of 40 or a smoker) is warranted. This condition may not have any symptoms early on, and is often treatable or curable if caught early.

In brief: Blood in urine

Bladder cancer can arise from different types of cells in the bladder and is more common in smokers or due to certain chemical exposure.
If blood cells are detected in a urinalysis, evaluation by a nephrologist or urologist (especially if over the age of 40 or a smoker) is warranted. This condition may not have any symptoms early on, and is often treatable or curable if caught early.
Dr. Terry Woodard
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