Bladder Cancer: Symptoms and Treatments


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You are hired to serve as an epidemiologist in developing African nations to study patterns and causes of disease. The head of the local medical council tells you that they are experiencing a rise in the rate of bladder squamous cell carcinoma in the villagers. Which of the following would you suspect is the problem and what action should be taken?

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1. An elderly patient who has smoked her entire life enters your exam room complaining of visibly red urine. Which of the following is the next step in diagnosis?

2. What is Transitional Epithelium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What can cause bladder cancer, how is it diagnosed, and what symptoms might someone with this condition experience? This quiz and worksheet will test your ability to identify terms used in relation to this form of cancer.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to identify a possible cause of bladder cancer
  • What you might do as a doctor when an elderly smoker tells you he or she has been passing visible blood in the urine
  • The ability to recognize true statements about transitional epithelium
  • The most common form of bladder cancer seen in industrialized nations
  • The term used to describe blood in the urine

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the types, symptoms and treatments of bladder cancer
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as transitional epithelium and hematuria
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding causes of bladder cancer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the most common types of bladder cancer and how this cancer can be treated

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of cancer, review the accompanying lesson called Bladder Cancer: Symptoms and Treatments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the two common types of bladder cancer
  • Detail the physiology of the bladder and how it functions
  • Discuss the main causes of bladder cancer
  • Provide details about the signs of bladder cancer and how it is diagnosed
  • Name treatment options for bladder cancer