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Monday, January 26, 2015
Urinary Tract Cancers
4 years aqo, my wife had a superficial polyp removed from her bladder. She has gone for the recommended 3 month and then 6 month cystoscopies. This week the exam showed a new tiny polyp, which will be removed in 3 weeks. I understand that there is a high frequency of recurrence of superficial lesions but in general terms,how often may they turn invasive?
The likelihood of developing invasive disease is low - approximately 10%. Follow-up as she is having is important and should be continued.
Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University