100 Questions & Answers About Bladder Cancer, Second Edition by Pamela Ellsworth PDF

By Pamela Ellsworth

ISBN-10: 0763795879

ISBN-13: 9780763795870

Even if you are a newly clinically determined bladder melanoma sufferer, a survivor, or a chum or relative of both, this e-book deals support. The thoroughly up-to-date and revised a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Bladder melanoma, moment version provides authoritative, functional solutions on your questions about present treatment plans, post-treatment caliber of lifestyles, coping recommendations, resources of help, and masses extra. Written via a well-liked urologist, with "insider" suggestion from genuine sufferers, this booklet is a useful source for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary ailment.

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Although many of these processes are benign and do not require treatment, a urologist needs to evaluate any blood in the urine to rule out the presence of a tumor. Microscopic hematuria can only be seen in the laboratory on a urine sample. It is defined as three or more red blood cells seen per high-power field under the microscope. In the office, many physicians use a urine dipstick to test the urine for blood, but the test is overly sensitive. The test may be falsely positive because of menstruation, some antiseptics, recent exercise, dehydration, or the use of a large amount of vitamin C.

There is a channel through which water flows and fills the bladder, stretching it out to allow better visualization. The cystoscope is inserted directly through the urethra so that it can also be seen. You may occasionally see cystoscopy called cystourethroscopy, but these are the same thing. A number of specialized instruments have been created that are able to be passed through the cystoscope. QXP 7/2/10 2:08 PM Page 33 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT BLADDER CANCER Diagnosis Water can be poured down side channels to fill and flush the bladder Light to see inside bladder and urethra Cystoscope Various devices can be passed down side channels.

28 One of the most common signs of bladder cancer is blood in the urine (hematuria). In the majority of cases, this includes microscopic amounts of blood that can only be picked up by the laboratory on a urine sample. Some people will have so much bleeding that it turns the urine pink or red (gross hematuria). Obviously, gross hematuria is not normal, and because it is so alarming, it will often prompt quicker evaluation. Microscopic hematuria though is also not normal and should always be evaluated by a urologist.

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