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Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC)

Screening and Tests for Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC)

The following screenings and tests for transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) may diagnose this type of cancer:
  • Urine test to detect proteins produced by TCC and urinary cancer.
  • Imaging tests - an IVP test designed to detect bladder cancer, MRI, X-rays, and CT scans are used to locate any cancers within the urinary system. 
  • Biopsy of suspected area within the urinary system and screen this sample for TCC and other forms of cancers.  
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) - a scan that may detect cancer that CT and MRI tests bypass in the screening and testing process.
  • Rectal and vaginal exams to screen for benign or malignant tumors and/or masses that may be located in the female reproductive organs and in the prostate for men.