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Screening for Bladder Cancer
- Assessing your medical history and lifestyle habits that may increase or decrease your risk of bladder cancer
- Using tests to identify early signs of bladder cancer
- Heavy smokers
- People who have worked in jobs that exposed them to known bladder cancer-causing agents
- People who have previously had bladder cancer
- People with certain birth defects of the bladder
- Urinalysis—testing of a sample of your urine to check for the presence of blood
- Urine cytology—microscopic examination of a sample of your urine to look for the presence of cancer cells
- Cystoscopic examination—examination of the inside of your bladder using a tiny, fiberoptic tube with a light on the end that is passed through your urethra and into your bladder
Bladder cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladdercancer/ . Accessed June 5, 2013.
Bladder cancer. Urology Care Foundation website. Available at: http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=100 . Updated March 2013. Accessed June 5, 2013.
US Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for bladder cancer. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality website. Available at http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsblad.htm . Updated August 2011. Accessed June 6, 2013.
What you need to know about bladder cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at http://www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/wyntk/bladder . Updated August 30, 2010. Accessed June 5, 2013.
- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/28/2014