What is bladder cancer?
Symptoms, causes and treatments
- Duration 2:49
- Date Feb 19, 2012
Symptoms, causes and treatments
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Now somebody house call and the doctors.
You know it's the sixth most common type of cancer in our country an estimated 70000 Americans suffer from it each year it is bladder cancer.
So what is it and that what are the risks and the treatments doctors -- What is not a cancer and how to avoid it is a possible.
-- bladder cancer is a serious health hazard -- effects of over 70000 people as you mentioned it affects men over women three to one ratio.
And also kills about 141000 people in 2012 so it's a serious cancer it's a fourth leading cause of cancer among men.
Starting with lung cancer prostate cancer being number two calling can -- right there is bladder cancer.
Did the best way did -- that he presents itself is payless.
Blood in urine painless plugging you're now there are other things that can cause blood and -- we talked about kidney -- last week we took about kidney cancer.
Urinary tract infection but as an -- colleges as a urologists what I see blood in the urine.
It's bladder cancer -- until proven otherwise and that way we diagnose it is by looking inside the Blatter something -- -- -- -- and the bladder cancer you do looks like a broccoli or or -- -- -- hanging on the wall of the Blatter.
And of course to -- his removal of the tumor if it's superficial they can't secure it is excellent if it's deeper unfortunately we have to remove the entire Blatter.
And that's a very extensive operation you know what did that -- highest risk for bladder cancer is number one.
Smoking is normal one risk factor for bladder cancer so the other thing is if you quit today.
The effect of smoking is going to be new system for the next ten to fifteen years so if you listen to this program please stop smoking.
In order to prevent bladder cancer.
What do you guessed -- too much alcohol because it's it's it's the Blatter.
Absolutely and and the other thing is if you work industrial areas textiles.
Guys are probably this smoking arsenic in the water or something that's currently being study in the New England bladder cancer started.
I want to tell people when they go to see their doctor their primary care doctor makes sure he or she checks -- your analysis you don't -- doctors -- all.
I -- your blood I didn't Nikkei genome done.
The urine analysis -- sometimes that he -- -- the blood and they -- in the Davis talking about.
Can be microscopic.
You may not be able to see it.
I'm able this -- able to sit under a microscope one less thing.
Radiation after prostate cancer.
Treatment with radiation.
If you have prostate -- shooter with a radiation is a 5% incidence of bladder cancer after that.
You should be told that when you're considering what treatment for prostate cancer you're gonna get does the standard -- urine test to pick up potential bladder cancer.
Well the standard urine tests will tell me something's wrong you have protein in the urine or you have blood in the year and then I'll refer you to -- -- -- -- -- somebody who'll take it from there.
Aaron Hank Aaron.