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Does ic lead to bladder cancer? 

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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: No

I am not aware of any studies linking ic with primary cancer of the bladder. There are, however, a lot of studies linking smoking with bladder cancer and often times the symptoms of ic can mask other causes.
Be sure you have a good evaluation of your bladder prior to accepting the diagnosis.

In brief: No

I am not aware of any studies linking ic with primary cancer of the bladder. There are, however, a lot of studies linking smoking with bladder cancer and often times the symptoms of ic can mask other causes.
Be sure you have a good evaluation of your bladder prior to accepting the diagnosis.
Dr. Mitchell Schuster
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Dr. James Krick
Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No relationship.

In brief: No

No relationship.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Interstitial cystitis has never been shown to cause bladder cancer.
It is a benign inflammatory condition of the bladder but does not change into a malignant tumor.

In brief: No

Interstitial cystitis has never been shown to cause bladder cancer.
It is a benign inflammatory condition of the bladder but does not change into a malignant tumor.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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