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1 year 5 months ago #53633 by sara.anne
A CT scan tells you that "something" is there. An experienced urologist can make a pretty good guess, but the CT scan does NOT tell you even if it is cancer. And, if it is, a CT scan cannot tell what type (most bladder cancer is transitional cell, but there are others that would be treated very differently), if it is high grade (rapidly dividing) or low grade (more slowly growing), or whether it extends into the muscle. Yes, you need the path report to find all these things out. These issues will all factor into whatever treatment is recommended.


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1 year 5 months ago #53632 by SAM
Thank you Sara,
Do you think the pathology can supersede the CTscan report ؟

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1 year 5 months ago #53620 by sara.anne
You really don't know exactly the extent of the tumor until you have a biopsy and receive the path report. The uncertainty is hard to live with, I know, but that is the only real diagnostic test.

Will be keeping good thoughts for you.

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1 year 5 months ago #53619 by SAM
Hi everyone,
I was diagnosed with tumor in bladder, the Ct scan result shows it infiltrate to the fat but not to any other part or lymph, shall I wait to the pathology report or it is going to be a definite muscle invasive? Please advise.

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