Bladder Cancer – Symptoms

he most common symptoms of bladder cancer include:

* Blood or blood clots in the urine (hematuria). Hematuria occurs in 80% to 90% of people who have bladder cancer and is the most common symptom. Usually it is not painful.
* Pain during urination (dysuria).
* Urinating small amounts frequently.
* Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Symptoms that may indicate more advanced bladder cancer include:

* Pain in the lower back around the kidneys (flank pain).
* Swelling in the lower legs.
* A growth in the pelvis near the bladder (pelvic mass).

Other symptoms that may develop when bladder cancer has spread include:

* Weight loss.
* Bone pain or pain in the rectal, anal, or pelvic area.
* Anemia.

The symptoms of bladder cancer may be similar to symptoms of other bladder conditions.

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