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Blood in the urine, pain during urination, frequent urination, and lower back pain are possible symptoms of bladder cancer. These symptoms are not sure signs of bladder cancer, however -- other health problems can also cause these symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms of Bladder Cancer: An IntroductionBladder cancer usually develops over time. As the cancer cells grow within the bladder, they spread more deeply into the bladder and to surrounding areas. When bladder cancer spreads (metastasizes) outside the bladder, cancer cells are often found in nearby lymph nodes, nerves, or blood vessels. If the cancer has reached the lymph nodes, cancer cells may have spread to other lymph nodes and other organs. It is helpful to understand the progression of bladder cancer in order to understand bladder cancer symptoms, staging, and treatment.
- Blood in the urine (making the urine slightly rusty to deep red)
- Pain during urination
- Frequent urination, or feeling the need to urinate without results
- Lower back pain.