The purpose of screening is to find and treat diseases early. They are given to people who may be at high risk, but who don’t have problems.
There are no standard tests for bladder cancer screening. You and your doctor will talk about what makes your risk higher and how to make changes. Those with a higher risk of bladder cancer are:
Tests for those with high risk:
Talk to your doctor about your bladder cancer risk and any tests you may need.
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Can bladder cancer be found early? American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladder-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/detection.html. Updated May 23, 2016. Accessed August 3, 2018.
Screening for bladder and other urothelial cancers. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/types/bladder/patient/bladder-screening-pdq#section/_38. Updated March 9, 2018. Accessed August 3, 2018.
Last reviewed June 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
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