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Urinary Tract Cancers

Bladder Cancer

06/12/2004

Question:

4 years aqo, my wife had a superficial polyp removed from her bladder. She has gone for the recommended 3 month and then 6 month cystoscopies. This week the exam showed a new tiny polyp, which will be removed in 3 weeks. I understand that there is a high frequency of recurrence of superficial lesions but in general terms,how often may they turn invasive?

Answer:

The likelihood of developing invasive disease is low - approximately 10%.  Follow-up as she is having is important and should be continued.

 

 

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University