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Screening for bladder cancer

Cytology of urine may yield malignant cells as shown here (microscope photo)
Cytology of urine may yield malignant cells as shown here (microscope photo)

It is possible to send urine for cytology. This is where a specialist pathologist looks under the microscope for tumour cells in the urine sediment. This screening test does not have a use on a population wide basis but may have a role in perceived higher risk patients.


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