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Cancer of Bladder

Information about Cancer of Bladder

We Have to Know about the Cancer of Bladder

  • Bladder cancer typically begins in the lining of your bladder, the balloon-shaped organ in your pelvic area that stores urine

Causes of Cancer of Bladder

  • Infections of bladder
  • Stasis of urine

Do’s and Don’ts of Cancer of Bladder

You can take these steps to help reduce your risk

  • Don’t smoke. Not smoking means that cancer-causing chemicals in smoke can’t collect in your bladder
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Drinking liquids, especially water, dilute toxic substances that may be concentrated in your urine and flushes them out of your bladder more quickly
  • Seek medical attention early. If you notice blood in your urine, see your doctor

Signs & Symptoms of Cancer of Bladder

  • Blood in urine
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during urination
  • Frequent urination or feeling you need to urinate without being able to do so
  • Slowing of your urinary stream

Medical advice for Cancer of Bladder

  • See your doctor if you notice blood in your urine

Risk factors of Cancer of Bladder

  • Smoking is the greatest single risk factor for bladder cancer. Smokers are at least twice as likely to develop bladder cancer as nonsmokers are. The risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked a day and the number of years you’ve smoked
  • Industrial chemicals- Repeated exposure to chemicals used in the manufacture of dyes, rubber, leather, textiles and paint products may increase your risk of developing bladder cancer years later.
  • Sex-Men are about four times as likely to get bladder cancer as women are.
  • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Chronic bladder inflammation. Chronic or repeated urinary infections or inflammations (cystitis), such as may happen with long-term use of a urinary catheter, may increase your risk
  • Personal or family history

Treatment for Cancer of Bladder

  • Surgery, Radiation therapy, Chemotherapy

Self-care for Cancer of Bladder

  • Avoid radiation exposure

Investigations for Cancer of Bladder

  • Physical Exam of Vagina
  • Urine Cytology
  • CT Scan
  • MRI
Causes of Cancer of Bladder
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