The bladder is a balloon-shaped organ that stores urine. Bladder cancer is the 4th most common cancer in men. More than 70,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer each year. Smoking, chemical, and radiation exposure increase your risk of developing bladder cancer.
While everyone is different, it is important to keep in mind common symptoms of bladder cancer. Please contact your urologist or schedule an appointment if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Pain when urinating
- Blood in urine
- Frequent and urgent urination
- Back pain
These symptoms do not mean that you have bladder cancer. They may be related to a urinary tract infection or other condition. It is important to see a urologist for evaluation and treatment of these symptoms.
Often, bladder cancer is often highly treatable. Unfortunately, it tends to recur. Bladder cancer survivors require lifelong follow-up. Please schedule an appointment today in order to help determine the best treatment plan possible for you.