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The bladder is an organ located in the pelvic cavity that stores and discharges urine. Urine is produced by the kidneys, carried to the bladder by the ureters, and discharged from the bladder through the urethra. This is occurs most often in people between the ages of 60 and 79. The disease is more common in men than in women. It is one of the most common forms of cancer to strike men.
In most cases, bladder cancer is caused by external factors. Cigarette smoking and exposure to some carcinogenic agents such as aromatic compounds and chemicals used in industry and elsewhere can lead to bladder cancer.
Causes of Bladder Cancer
Signs & Symptoms of Bladder Cancer
Generally the first sign is blood in the urine. Other symptoms include
These symptoms are not sure signs of bladder cancer. Infections, benign tumors, bladder stones or other problems also can cause these symptoms. There may be frequent urination, stinging and pain across the pubic bone or exactly the same symptoms as in an ordinary bladder infection.
Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer
Treatments of Bladder Cancer
Treatments for bladder cancer include
Treatment will differ according to the spread of the cancer. Treatment is usually a choice between radiation treatments or the total surgical removal of the bladder.
When to seek Medical Advice
If you develop any serious symptoms it's important to get them checked by your doctor.
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