Bladder cancer starts in the urinary bladder. It usually occurs in older adults, though it can occur at any age. Bladder cancer, like any other cancer, if diagnosed in the initial stages, responds better to treatment and the prognosis is better.
Consult your doctor if you have any/all of the following symptoms suggestive of some type of severe medical problem:
All these signs and symptoms are non-specific and can be caused by several medical conditions. If you experience any of these symptoms for more than a few days, consult your doctor. Your doctor can diagnose the cause of your problems and treat them accordingly.
When to consult a doctor if you have been treated for bladder cancer
If you are a bladder cancer survivor, it is important to have regular follow-up examinations after treatment is over. This helps in earlier diagnosis of recurrence (in case the cancer comes back). Regular follow-up care also gives you a chance to discuss any other changes in health with your doctor. In between follow-up appointments, consult your doctor if you:
Whom to consult
Health professionals, who can be consulted to evaluate your symptoms include;
If you are diagnosed with bladder cancer, doctors who can treat you include:
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