i have just been for a bladder test the nurse has found a growth i have to go in for surgery in the next 2 to 3 weeks i am just wondering if all bladder growths cancer or something else, i have been having blood in the urine for a while now my own dr kept saying it was water infetions, finily refaired me to a specialist, so really just want to know are most growth cancer
A mass found on the inside of the bladder is suspicious for cancer. There are many non-cancerous causes as well, such as polyp, infection, scarring, anatomical abnormalities, amongst others. But, most important, is to make sure to find out if it is cancer, therefore, these growths are removed with a small camera scope that goes into the bladder. Then the pathologist can review the tissue removed and render a diagnosis. This usually takes about a week to get the result after surgery.
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