The most common symptoms of
bladder cancer include:
- Blood or blood clots in the urine (hematuria).
Hematuria occurs in 8 or 9 out of 10 people who have bladder cancer and is the
most common symptom. Usually it isn't painful.
- Pain during
- Urinating small amounts frequently.
urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Symptoms that may indicate more advanced bladder cancer
- Pain in the lower back around the kidneys
- Swelling in the lower legs.
- A growth in the pelvis
near the bladder (pelvic mass).
Other symptoms that may develop when bladder cancer has
- Weight loss.
- Bone pain or pain in
the rectal, anal, or pelvic area.
The symptoms of bladder cancer may be similar to symptoms
of other bladder conditions.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
October 22, 2012
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