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CT scan or cystoscopy?

10 years 4 weeks ago #33685 by mmc
It is good news that the cystoscopy didn't show anything. CT scan is looking at a broader area than just inside the bladder.

Pretty much every test that comes back negative is good news.

With bladders and the urinary system (kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, the associated sphincter muscles) there are multiple diagnostic tests to run when something seems wrong.

Some people just have chronic blood in the urine for no known reason. Also could be a virus, an infection (I know she took antibiotics already), minor injury to some part of the urinary system. Some times it happens and then goes away and a reason is never found.

Sounds like her doctor is being thorough, so again, since the doctor already said it is probably nothing, let's just go with that for now unless some test comes back saying otherwise.


Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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10 years 4 weeks ago #33681 by lena
Hi everybody,

I want to know if ct scan is more accurate than cystoscopy?
I mean if cystoscopy does not show any tumor or cyst can CT scan reveal the cancer?Or its a good news that cystoscopy didnt show anyhting?

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