Bladder Cancer

By: Mic Abernethy

What is Bladder Cancer?

Bladder cancer is a type of cancer that begins in your bladder a balloon-shaped organ in your pelvic area that stores urine. Bladder cancer begins most often in the cells that line the inside of the bladder. Bladder cancer typically affects older adults, though it can occur at any age.


What are the symptoms of Bladder Cancer?

  • "Blood in the urine may appear bright red or cola colored. Or urine may appear normal, but blood may be detected in a microscopic examination of the urine."
  • Frequent urination.
  • Painful urination.
  • Back pain.
  • Pelvic pain

Causes of Bladder Cancer

It's not always postive what causes bladder cancer. Bladder cancer has been linked to smoking, a parasitic infection, radiation and chemical exposure.

Usually bladder cancer can not be passed down, most of the time it just has to do with your cells in the body.

How to Prevent Bladder Cancer

There is no possible way to prevent bladder Cancer. Possible ways to prevent is not smoking, being around to many chemicals.

Drink lots of water and eat plenty of fruit.

How is it treated?

For all stages you must have surgery to remove the tumor, and partial parts of the bladder. In very bad cases the whole bladder needs to be removed.

How is Bladder Cancer Diagnosed?

  • CT scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Bone scan
  • Chest X-ray

Types of people who get Diagnosed?

About 76,000 people get bladder cancer a year, 56,000 are men and 20,000 are women. Men are more likely to get bladder cancer then women, the older you are the easier it is.

New Research

Research is being done every day and new medicine being developed every second.