The cause of bladder cancer is uncontrolled growth of cells formed along the lines of bladder wall. Bladder cancer has become a common serious ailment in the past few years, which can be estimated from the fact that in UK, more than 10,000 people receive diagnosis for the disease each year.
Bladder cancer treatment follows surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiotherapy. It is important for everyone to know about the symptoms of bladder cancer so that this can be treated in its early stages only. Let us find out the symptoms of bladder cancer.
The usual symptoms of bladder cancer which are most extensively found in the patients include occurrence of blood or clots in the urine and this situation is known as hematuria. Hematuria is takes place in 80% to 90% of bladder cancer patients. Most of the times, hematuria is not a painful situation.
Other symptoms of bladder cancer include dysuria, i.e., occurance of pain during urination, urinating too frequently in small amounts and regular urinary tract infections (UTIs).
In the more advanced stages of bladder cancer, the symptoms might be flank pain, i.e., pain in lower back near your kidneys, occurrence of swelling in lower legs and development near the bladder in the pelvic region, also called pelvic mass.
In the situation when the bladder cancer has spread in your body, the symptoms such as frequent weight loss, pain in bone or pelvic area such as rectal or anal and anemia might be witnessed.
The symptoms of bladder cancer can be quite similar to that of other bladder conditions.