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What are the symptoms of bladder cancer

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Posted on Thu, 7 May 2015
Question: My urine has had blood in it for 6 days. Had a CT Scan today and what was found was a 1.3cm mass in the right anterolateral aspect of the urinary bladder suspicious for primary bladder neoplasm? What does this mean? I have no symptoms other than the blood. 65 year old male in great health. The CT scan showed no other abnormalities anywhere.
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Answered by Dr. Manuel C See IV (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You need cystoscopy

Detailed Answer:
Good Day and thank you for being with Healthcare Magic!

A painless blood in the urine is always a sign of malignancy or cancer unless proven otherwise.

Bladder cancer is common in the 6-7th decade of life and primary risk factor is history of smoking. What is needed is a consult with a urologist so he can do a cystoscopy to look inside the bladder and visualize the mass. Biopsy and complete resection of the bladder mass can be done and sent for histopathology examination.

Histopathology will tell us if it is cancer or not. This will also tell us how aggressive the cancer. If the cancer is low grade then the resection is already curative.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications at: http://www.HealthcareMagic.com/doctors/dr-manuel-c-see-iv/66014 I would gladly help you. Best wishes

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Brief Answer: You need cystoscopy Detailed Answer: Good Day and thank you for being with Healthcare Magic! A painless blood in the urine is always a sign of malignancy or cancer unless proven otherwise. Bladder cancer is common in the 6-7th decade of life and primary risk factor is history of smoking. What is needed is a consult with a urologist so he can do a cystoscopy to look inside the bladder and visualize the mass. Biopsy and complete resection of the bladder mass can be done and sent for histopathology examination. Histopathology will tell us if it is cancer or not. This will also tell us how aggressive the cancer. If the cancer is low grade then the resection is already curative. I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications at: http://www.HealthcareMagic.com/doctors/dr-manuel-c-see-iv/66014 I would gladly help you. Best wishes