Screening for Bladder Cancer
- Assessing your medical history and lifestyle habits that may increase or decrease your risk of bladder cancer
- Using tests to identify early signs of bladder cancer
- Heavy smokers
- People who have worked in jobs that exposed them to known bladder cancer-causing agents
- People who have previously had bladder cancer
- People with certain birth defects of the bladder
- Urinalysis—testing of a sample of your urine to check for the presence of blood.
- Urine cytology—microscopic examination of a sample of your urine to look for the presence of cancer cells.
- Cystoscopic examination—examination of the inside of your bladder using a scope (a tiny, fiberoptic tube with a light on the end) that is passed through your urethra and into your bladder
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US Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for bladder cancer. Agency for Research Healthcare and Quality website. Available at http://www.ahcpr.gov/clinic/2ndcps/bladdcan.pdf . Accessed December 2002.
What you need to know about bladder cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at http://www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/wyntk/bladder . Accessed December 2002.
- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/92/2012 -