A typical cancer that begins in the bladder’s cells is bladder cancer. In the lower abdomen, a hollow muscular structure called the bladder collects urine.
The cells that line the interior of the bladder are where bladder cancer typically begins (urothelial cells). Your ureters are found in both your kidneys and the tubes that link them to your bladder. Although it can happen in the kidneys and ureters as well, bladder cancer is more prevalent.
Because bladder cancer is typically discovered in its early stages, it is treatable. However, even after a successful course of therapy, bladder cancer can recur, even in an early stage. This calls for screening bladder cancer survivors for recurrence years after their initial diagnosis.
Bladder cancer symptoms might consist of:
Hematuria, or the presence of blood in the urine, causes the urine to appear bright crimson or cola-colored, however occasionally the pee appears normal and blood can still be found by a laboratory test.
When should I see a doctor?
Make an appointment with your doctor to get your urine tested if you notice a change in the color of your urine and are concerned that it may include blood. Also, schedule a visit with your doctor if you experience any additional troubling symptoms.