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
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
Drink lots of water and eat plenty of fruit.
How is it treated?
How is Bladder Cancer Diagnosed?
- CT scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Bone scan
- Chest X-ray