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How common is it for someone to need a bladder biopsy?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Common for ? cancer

Bladder biopsy is necessary in all cases of suspected or proven bladder tumors.
Suspected by abnormal appearing area/s or lesions in bladder lining. Necessary to make complete diagnosis when tumor is found by cystoscopy, ultrasound, ct or mri. Pathology of biopsy specimen helps to identify + grade type + severity of malignancy. As well as degree of invasion (stageing). Necessary to plan treatment.

In brief: Common for ? cancer

Bladder biopsy is necessary in all cases of suspected or proven bladder tumors.
Suspected by abnormal appearing area/s or lesions in bladder lining. Necessary to make complete diagnosis when tumor is found by cystoscopy, ultrasound, ct or mri. Pathology of biopsy specimen helps to identify + grade type + severity of malignancy. As well as degree of invasion (stageing). Necessary to plan treatment.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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