Cancerous/Malignant Cells in Urine Cytology

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  1. 2ez

    2ez VIP Member

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    what's up fellaz....


    went for the usually check up. Age 48, and I asked to have the Prostate checked because of the age and family history. Labs, CT scan and Cystoscopy all can back Good.....but then the urine showed some malignant cells. so they repeated it a second time with the same result. No symptoms of anything adverse.

    So now my urologist wants to go back in, but this time putting me under and using contrast to probe further checking the ureters and other smaller areas. he believes this may be the early stages, but when I asked what kind of malignant cells is it...he has no answer. My question was are they from the bladder or another body part. As some know, I can have malignant lung cells in the bladder (just throwing out an example), which implies that the cancer may have started in the lungs.



    But my thing is I would rather deal with an oncologist that specialize with tumors in this area.......it seems I would be better served.


    Let me know if anyone else has experienced this or have any knowledge here.
     
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  2. Mike_RN

    Mike_RN Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    I'm in a similar boat. Occult blood in urine for months with no Kidney Stones and no symptoms. Cystoscopy scheduled for 1st week in Aug. I had "mutated" cells in Urine. Not termed malignant but unsettling nonetheless. Did they see any polyps or abnormal tissues in bladder. Most of my docs all seem to think its early Bladder CA. It's unlikely that intact cells could make it into your urine from another malignancy site. Please keep us posted on what the CT with Contrast shows brother.
     
  3. Mike_RN

    Mike_RN Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    ...any family history of Bladder or other Cancers? My dad had a few benign bladder polyps removed in his mid 30s (I'm 44)
     
  4. rawdeal

    rawdeal TID Board Of Directors

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    I had a polyp once south of the bladder, down in the damn urethra. It had been producing blood in urine for a month or so while I was in denial. Removed in OR under general anesthesia but light enough I was an outpatient. Followup visit with doc saying "no cancer," so I am happily assuming that means they sent it off to the lab. This was about 10 yrs ago, not a hint of blood since. I have had no other procedures since, get the urinalysis with my private labs each time, nothing notable there.

    Not saying either of you should not pursue this 100% but would benign polyps also throw off "mutated cells?"

    And, my uninformed instincts like the Oncologist idea too. Would be interested in Mike's take on that, or any other medical pros who are here.
     
  5. 2ez

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    thanks for the replies fellaz


    Cystoscopy was 2wks ago. all looked normal. no polyps nor abnormal tissues noted, but the Urologist did say , while I am under that he will take biopsies...and look at the ureters.

    my dad had kidney Ca and my Grandfather Colon Ca both in their 60's.


    I am hoping to speak with the Oncologist as well.


    Thanks for the reply.
     
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  6. JR Ewing

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    Sorry to hear that. I hope it can be taken care of relatively quickly and easily.
     
  7. 2ez

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    why wait until Aug 1st for Cystoscopy ?
     
  8. Mike_RN

    Mike_RN Senior Moderators Staff Member

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    1st apt I could get with the Urologist I wanted to see. Too many old dudes in my area lol!
     
  9. IronCore

    IronCore Bigger Than MAYO - VIP

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    Good luck with that man. Prayers sent. This is why we have to keep a close look at our bodies. I really hope all goes well for you brother.
     
  10. bigrobbie

    bigrobbie MuscleHead

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    X2, prayers with you
     
  11. 2ez

    2ez VIP Member

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    This Wednesday:

    Cystoscopy bilateral retrograde pyelograms with possible TURBT
     
  12. 2ez

    2ez VIP Member

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    change of events.....my PCP did not like the fact that it is more than 1 month and still the Urologist has not pinpointed where the cells are coming from.


    So he asked that I change to a different Urologist...which I have. The procedure is now scheduled for Thursday. This new MD seems more thorough. He discussed each diagnostic exam with me.....he has a different approach. the first wanted to use dye/contrast to identify any malignant cells/tumors and remove as needed (TURBT)

    the new Urologist wants to do a biopsy of bladder tissue...scrap deeper down to the muscle to see if there is muscle involvement. why.....because he believes based on the CT scan, the lymph nodes are not enlarged nor involved, which he believes the cells may be contained in the bladder. If there is only bladder tissue involvement, he can treat.....if muscle involvement, an Oncologist is required for treatment.


    whats really funny is that both asked if I was a smoker, which I never have. secondly, they asked if I were around heavy smokers as a child. seems studies shows that second hand smoking exposure in early childhood years, increase chances of bladder cancer in adulthood.......not the same risk in second hand smoke exposure. during adulthood.
     

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