It’s always best to be proactive, no matter your age, when it comes to knowing cancer signs and symptoms as well as all about cancer prevention. What do you know about bladder cancer? Maybe you’ve heard that there can be blood in your urine, which is definitely one of the symptoms. There are many more things to look out for though. For example, have you noticed any pain when urinating?
Maybe you’ve noticed that you’re going to the bathroom more often but not too much is coming out. Certainly, some of the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer can be signs and symptoms for other conditions, such as a urinary tract infection. However, a urinary tract infection can even be a symptom of bladder cancer. You especially want to take notice if you’ve had frequent infections. Bladder cancer signs must be heeded so that the cancer can be detected early.
What are some of the other bladder cancer signs and symptoms? Have you ever had lower back pain, specifically where the kidneys are located? You might also notice a mass growing, a tumor, and your legs can also swell up. A sudden unexplained weight loss can also be a sign, but that’s never good because that means the cancer has progressed.
As you can see, it’s important to stay on top of these symptoms. Some of them may sound normal enough, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. That doesn’t mean you go around worrying about the big ‘C’ word though. It does mean that you educate yourself, not only about bladder cancer but other types of cancer as well. Prevention is key, and if you do have cancer, you want to know. It should be noted that certain cancers are more easily detected, and bladder cancer is one of them if you are proactive.