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- Feb 09 2017
Know about Bladder Cancer
An organ in your pelvic area that stores urine and is in the shape of a balloon is called the bladder.
Bladder cancer is a type of cancer that begins in your bladder.
Bladder cancer c affects older adults, though it can occur at any age. Bladder cancer starts most frequently in the cells that line the inside of the bladder.
Most of the bladder cancers are diagnosed at a primary stage — when bladder cancer is particularly treatable. However, even early-stage bladder cancer possibly recurs. For this reason for years after treatment to look for bladder cancer recurrence, bladder cancer survivors often undertake follow-up tests.
Signs and symptoms of bladder cancer may include:
- Frequent urination.
- Blood in urine (hematuria) — urine may appear cola colored or bright red. Or urine may appear normal, but blood may be observed in a microscopic examination of the urine.
- Painful urination.
- Pelvic pain.
- Back pain.
When to visit a doctor
You need to visit your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that trouble you, such as blood in your urine.
Dysuria or painful urination
Foot pain, headache, sore throat, skin rash
Tests and diagnosis
Computerized tomography (CT) urogram
Treatments and drugs
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