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Tests & Diagnostics for Bladder Cancer by Be Well Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Bladder Cancer: Biopsy Bladder Bladder biopsy Bone scan Chest x-ray Colorectal Cancer CT scan Cystitis Cystoscopy Fecal Occult Bleeding Intravenous Pyelogram Kidney Microalbumin (Kidney) MRI Prostate Prostate Cancer Prostate-sp ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer - Dealing With the Diagnosis Part 2 - April, 2008 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:19am I am still trying not to think about the details of this coming Wednesday, nor allow my mind to race about things in general. This works OK during the day when there are tasks upon which to focus, but nights are tough as the mind wanders (and mine races in overdrive between crazy ideas about what to do or not do in the near term). This happens bo ... Read on »
CMS Greatly Reduces Its Reimbursement for the UroVysion Test by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Wed 08 Dec 2010 12:00am I received two emails from Joe Plandowski, a frequent contributor to Lab Soft News, indicating that CMS is abruptly cutting its reimbursement for the UroVysion test. Below is a cut-and-paste of his emails including his personal analysis of the news: I don't know whether you are aware of a disaster befalling Abbott's molecular test, ... Read on »
Cancer Therapeutics Markets --- Aarkstore Enterprise by aarks222 Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 10:51am Cancer is the second leading cause of death by disease in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease. Traditionally cancer has been treated with surgery, chemotherapy, hormones and radiation therapy, alone or in combination. Emerging technologies include photodynamic therapy, gene therapy, biological therapy (immunotherapy) and angioge ... Read on »
Biomarker Technology Platforms for Cancer Diagnoses and Therapies --- Aarkstore Enterprise by aarks222 Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 9:49am Until superior therapeutic treatments are developed to prevent, treat and cure cancer, the best means of reducing mortality and morbidity in a disease this complex is early detection and diagnosis. In the major solid cancer types such as lung, breast, colon and prostate, long-term survival rates drop precipitously once metastatis has occurred ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer Overview from M.D. Anderson - August 31, 2011 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 01 Aug 2011 12:00am Deborah Thomas from M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Texas sent me the following podcast about Bladder Cancer. It is just under 14 minutes long and is a good overview of the facts and statistics surrounding bladder cancer, diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment. I think you will find it well worth your time! Read on »
Frankincense Used to Treat Bladder Cancer by Jennifer Nordin Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Feb 2010 12:00am From, March 2009 FRANKINCENSE, an aromatic tree oil and in Christian tradition one of the three wise men's gifts to the baby Jesus, may be a helpful treatment for bladder cancer, according to a study published today. US scientists tested an enriched extract of the frankincense herb boswellia carteri on both human bladder cance ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer, Alkalinity & Secondary Issues/Considerations - November 6, 2013 by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 Nov 2013 12:00am Yes, it has been a while since the last post!  It is truly amazing how quickly the time has passed.  The good news is that I have been busy living life, exploring the world, looking forward to some sort of working retirement (the only type available to US citizens these days), and planning the future.  Over the past months many have contacted ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer, BCG and granulomatous prostatitis. Tailbone pain. IBM Chemical exposure. by Guessing_Lupus Posted Sat 26 Jun 2010 11:15pm After having 11 tumors removed from my bladder in 3 surgeries over 18 months I decided to do the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) treatments.   I believe my bladder cancer is from chemical exposure while I worked at IBM.   I worked with a petroleum byproduct which we used for a computer disk lubricant.   I never smoke cigarettes, which in known t ... Read on »
Trial success helps patients avoid radical bladder cancer surgery by Cancer Research UK Patient Expert Posted Mon 23 Apr 2012 12:00am Wendy Powell took part in the early clinical trial Last week we reported on the success of a major bladder cancer trial, funded by Cancer Research UK. The practice-changing trial will mean that, in future, fewer of the thousands of patients diagnosed with the disease each year will need their bladder removed, and, in some cases, th ... Read on »