bladder cancer

Q | what is a bladder biopsy?

A | At the time of cystoscopy you may be informed that you have a growth within the bladder. This may be a bladder cancer, however until it is examined under the microscope your urologist will not know for sure.

If necessary, a small piece of tissue can be removed at the time of cystoscopy, which can then be examined more fully. If bladder cancer is detected under the microscope you will be advised to have a rigid cystoscopy, which is carried out under general anaesthetic.

At this time, a proper assessment of the bladder cancer can be made and removal of the growth is usually performed (resection).