Bladder Cancer Information
Bladder cancer occurs when malignant cells develop in the tissues of the bladder. Some people may be at a greater risk of developing the condition than others, such as those who use tobacco or have a family history of bladder cancer. Common symptoms include:
- Blood in the urine (making the urine slightly rusty to deep red in color)
- Pain during urination
- Frequent urination, or feeling the need to urinate without results
- Lower back pain.
Because these symptoms can be seen in other conditions, certain tests will be conducted to confirm the diagnosis. If bladder cancer is discovered, the stage and grade of the disease are then determined in order to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
(For more information on this disease, including how it is diagnosed, the different types, treatment options, and the usual prognosis, click Bladder Cancer.)