Bladder cancer is a disease that occurs most commonly in older people. In many patients, it can be a "silent" disease that may not surface many symptoms.
Early symptoms of bladder cancer: Common symptoms of bladder cancer in the initial stages include:
Symptoms of advanced bladder cancer: Symptoms suggestive of advanced bladder cancer include:
All these signs and symptoms are non-specific. Similar symptoms can be caused by several other medical conditions. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your doctor right away. Your doctor, after examination and tests can diagnose the cause of your problems. If the tests confirm you have bladder cancer, you will be referred to a doctor who specializes in treatment of cancer (oncologist).
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