One of the most common cancers today, Bladder Cancer occurs in the bladder due to genetic mutations when the cells multiply rapidly and spread the growth of harmful cancerous cells. This kills all the healthy cells, forming a mass of cancer cells. The signs or symptoms of this type of cancer are very evident, making it easy to detect the cancer at early stages, giving a better chance to kill the cancers and get better with time, given a proper diagnosis and treatment. While there are some telltale signs to detect bladder cancers, symptoms might vary depending upon the nature of the host body, and sometimes making it difficult to treat them.
These are the most identified signs and symptoms of bladder cancer.
- A noticeable amount of blood in the urine. This phenomenon is called hematuria in which the urine appears bright red-colored. Sometimes it cannot be detected until the sample is tested in a lab.
- Frequent urination. This involves having to urinate more than normal, in a day. While this varies from person to person, it is easy to track the same by the individuals, for themselves.
- Pain or burning during urination. Similar to a urine infection, but with sharp pain, this is an important sign that shouldn’t be overlooked.
- Having trouble urinating
- Loss of appetite resulting in a significant weight loss
- Considerable swelling of the feet
- Lower back pain on any of the sides
While these are the most widely identified symptoms, it must be noted that these symptoms might not be the same for everybody. Even if they are, the intensity and severity of the symptoms might vary. So it is always recommended to have a health checkup done to detect and diagnose any cancers in the body, upon the visibility of any symptom. There are several tests done to detect any tumor in the body and also to understand the type of tumor if any. Experts also determine the stage of the cancer during this prognosis. Premier Oncology Consultants have the best Oncologists that assist with detecting any malignancies in the body and providing excellent, advanced medical care for the same.