Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say
by love_yourself on Sat Dec 12, 2009 03:17 AM
Hi there, Everyone :)
I just received a copy of a pelvic x-ray that had been taken about 18 months ago for an unrelated condition. The image of my bladder looks suspicious, so I wanted to see what you thought of it.
First, it appears on the x-ray as though half of my bladder were "missing," like it was cut in half. Along the wall of the "missing half," there is a protrusion that reminds me of a sea anemone, except that the "tentacles" are not as defined as a real anemone.
Is it possible that such a tumor - if that is what it is - can appear so obviously on a plain x-ray?
If so, then I'm worried, because, as I said, this x-ray is already 18 months old and who knows what this thing has done since then!
Thanks for reading - I look forward to hearing your thoughts. :)
by wvdavidleroy on Sat Dec 12, 2009 07:17 PM
i doubt it, tumor in the bladder is usually an oblong looking deal, when i first went to the emrgency ward, was peeing blood, only thing that showed up was in Ultrasound, even then they could only tell me i had abnormalities in my bladder, if you was peeing blood then i would be worried, you sound like me playing doc lol, after surgery and before chemo i had a heart scan and a bone scan, my chest had been hurting awful and i could see the results as i was laying there, big white spots showed up in the two areas my chest hurt, had a lump in the middle of my chest also, i figured maybe i had busted a rib, but anyhow after seeing the white spots i immediately searched the web for what white spots showing up was, said breakage in bones, Little did i know those x rays are backwards from regular ones and was really white spots, So all in all i would get it checked out and get your worrying over with
by wvdavidleroy on Sat Dec 12, 2009 07:20 PM
i meant the white spots where actually black spots, black spots are cancer, think this is true in regular x rays also
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