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urine cytology

[yur-in sy-tahl-uh-jee] a lab test in which urine is examined under a microscope to look for cancer and pre-cancer cells. Cytology can also be done on bladder washings. Bladder washing samples are taken by putting a salt solution into the bladder through a tube (called a catheter) and then removing the solution for testing. See also bladder.

New Urine Test Helps Find Bladder Cancer Recurrences

... As a backup, doctors usually use urine cytology, a lab analysis that looks for
cancer cells in urine. ... Urine cytology alone found just 12 cancers. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/new-urine-test-helps-find-bladder-cancer-recurrences

How is bladder cancer diagnosed?

... Lab tests. Urine cytology. ... These tests may be used along with urine cytology
to help determine if a person has bladder cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladdercancer/detailedguide/bladder-cancer-diagnosis

Overview of cytology types

... Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is sometimes considered a cytology test and ... Urine;
Sputum (phlegm); Spinal fluid, also known as cerebrospinal fluid or ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-cytology-types

Cancer Glossary

... urine cytology Search [yur-in sy-tahl-uh-jee]. a lab test in which urine is
examined under a microscope to look for cancer and pre-cancer cells. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=u

Can bladder cancer be found early?

... Urine cytology: In this test, the doctor looks for bladder cancer by
examining urine under a microscope for cancer cells. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladdercancer/detailedguide/bladder-cancer-detection

How is bladder cancer found?

... Urine cytology: In this test, urine or cells “washed” from the bladder during
cystoscopy are sent to the lab to see if cancer cells (or pre-cancer cells ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladdercancer/overviewguide/bladder-cancer-overview-diagnosed

New Hope for Patients with Bladder Cancer

... cystoscopy (looking into the bladder with a long, thin lighted tube) with or without
cytology (looking at cells obtained from a urine sample under the ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2006/01/18/new-hope-for-patients-with-bladder-cancer.aspx

What will happen after treatment for bladder cancer?

... will ask questions about any problems you are having and may do exams
(such as cystoscopy), lab tests (such as urine cytology), and imaging tests ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bladdercancer/detailedguide/bladder-cancer-after-follow-up

Testing Biopsy and Cytology Specimens for Cancer

... Fine needle aspiration biopsy Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is sometimes
considered a cytology test and is sometimes considered a biopsy. ... Urine ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003185-pdf.pdf

Overview of cytology types

... Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is sometimes considered a cytology test and ... Urine;
Sputum (phlegm); Spinal fluid, also known as cerebrospinal fluid or ...

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