Posted in: Bladder Cancer Treatment by Dr. Tarang Krishna
What is bladder cancer?
Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. It occurs in men more frequently than in women and usually affect older adults, though it can happen at any age. Bladder cancer most often begins in the transitional epithelium, the cells that line the bladder. Although it is most common in the bladder, the same type of cancer can occur in the other parts of the urinary tract drainage system.
Around half of the cases are diagnosed at an early stage, when the bladder cancer treatment is effective. Without cancer treatment, however, it can be life -threatening. The chances of bladder cancer increases with age and around 90% of the people receive a diagnosis aged above 55 years. The average age at diagnosis is 73 years.
Some causes have been recognised, of which smoking is the most important. Smokers are at least three times more likely to develop bladder cancer than non-smokers. The risk factors include -
1. Bladder defects that are present since birth.
2. Chronic bladder infections and irritation
3. Personal or family history of bladder cancer
4. Exposure to certain chemicals
5. Previous cancer treatment with exposure to chemotherapy and radiation therapy
Bladder cancer signs and symptoms may include -
1. Blood in urine
2. Pain while urinating
3. Pelvic pain
4. Back Pain
5. Frequent urination
If you have hematuria, your urine may appear colo colored or bright red. Sometimes, your urine may not look any different but the blood in urine may be detected during a microscopic exam of the urine.
Bladder cancer cannot be prevented but you may be be able to reduce some of your risk for getting it.
1. Quit smoking
2. Limit exposure to certain chemicals
3. Drink plenty of fluids
4. Eat healthy
5. Avoid exposure to arsenic
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16 Mar, 2018