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  • Passing slightly less urine than usual

  • Bloody urine

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What is bladder cancer / ureteric cancer / renal pelvis cancer?

Cancer of the walls of the urinary system. Risk factors include smoking, age, and exposure to certain chemicals. in addition people over 55, people who have been treated for cancer in the past with certain chemotherapies or radiation to the area are also at higher risk. Symptoms depends on location of the tumor but blood in the urine -- whether seen by the naked eye or seen under the microscope -- is the most common symptom. Painful or frequent urination or flank pain can also be warning signs.

Symptoms of bladder cancer / ureteric cancer / renal pelvis cancer

  • Current or previous work in the dye industry

  • Bloody or red urine

  • Current or previous work in the leather or rubber industry

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • Pain when pressing down on the abdomen

  • Fever

  • Abdominal pain

  • Stomach feels bloated

Questions your doctor may ask to check for bladder cancer / ureteric cancer / renal pelvis cancer

  • Have you worked in dye manufacturing?

  • Have you ever had red or brown urine?

  • Have you worked in leather or rubber manufacturing?

  • Are you urinating less?

  • Do you have a fever?

Treatment for bladder cancer / ureteric cancer / renal pelvis cancer

Treatment is only given after a biopsy confirms a cancer is present. The biopsy is usually performed during a "cystoscopy" procedure in which a small tube and camera inspects the walls of the bladder, etc. Once the biopsy has been read, CT scans or MRIs will be ordered to determine whether the tumor has spread. Then a urologist (who is a surgeon specializing in bladder and kidneys) will recommend a treatment plan. Treatment options most frequently include chemotherapy given directly into the bladder. Systemic (to the whole body) chemotherapy is sometimes given. Surgery, radiation therapy, or a combination of the above may also be considered..

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Robin Schoenthaler, MD

Robin Schoenthaler, MD (Oncology)

Board certified radiation oncologist with over 30 years experience treating cancer patients. Senior physician advisor for expert medical options in adult oncology. Published award-winning essayist on medical and health issues and more.

Nao Saito, MD

Nao Saito, MD (Urology)

After graduating from Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine, Dr. Saito worked at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital, Toda Chuo General Hospital, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, and Ako Chuo Hospital before becoming Deputy Director (current position) at Takasaki Tower Clinic Department of Ophthalmology and Urology in April 2020.

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