In this large prospective analysis of patients with gross hematuria, after a median follow up of 6.6 years, no pathology was found in 53%, and cancer in 21%. Although fruitless in >50% of cases, gross hematuria still requires a full work up, as 1 in 5 will have a diagnosis of cancer (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.