The Role of Age and Gender in Intermittent Urinary Bladder Cancer Symptoms

Urinary Bladder Cancer Symptoms - Every year 2,50,000 people die due to bladder cancer in the world.

Cancer of the bladder is four times more likely to occur in men than in women.

If there is cancer in the bladder, the patient remains alive for an average of 5 years.

But if cancer of the urinary bladder has spread from the bladder to other organs, the average life is even shorter. 

Bladder cancer accounts for 15% of kidney cancer.


What is Urinary Bladder

The bladder is an important part of our urinary system. 

It is a bag-like organ whose job is to collect urine and expel it at will.

A healthy male’s bladder can hold 700 ml of urine and a healthy female’s bladder can hold 500 ml of urine.

But only when 200 ml to 350 ml of urine is collected in bladder, we start feeling the urge of urination.


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Urinary Bladder Cancer Symptoms

Blood in Urine -  This is the main symptom of bladder cancer and it is called Hematuria.

Do not take blood in urine lightly and contact the doctor immediately. 

Apart from bladder cancer, it is also a symptom of kidney failure.

Frequent Urination  - Frequent urination is also a symptom of bladder cancer.

Even after urinating, you feel that you have not urinated completely and you urinate again.

Burning and Pain While Urinating  - Burning and pain while urinating is a major symptoms of bladder cancer.

In this, the patient feels pain while urinating or feels a burning sensation in the urinary tract.

Many times the patient constantly feels a burning sensation in the urinary tract.

Always Being Tired and Losing Weight  -  Due to bladder cancer, the patient starts losing weight and there is always fatigue and weakness.

It is also a sign that bladder cancer has spread to other organs as well.

Persistent Back Pain -  If the patient’s back pain persists and the patient has not suffered any injury, then it can be a symptom of bladder cancer. 

This back pain is felt moving downwards.


What Causes Urinary Bladder Cancer

1) Men above 55 years of age

2) Cigarette smokers

3) Frequent urinary tract infections

4) Having a family history of cancer

5) Ongoing cancer treatment of any other organ

6) On coming in contact with some harmful chemical


Urinary Bladder Cancer Diagnosis

1) Kidney Function Test

2) Urine Test

3) Ultrasound

4) Biopsy

5) Cystoscopy

6) CT Scan Test


Types of Urine Bladder Cancer

There are mainly 3 types of bladder cancer.

Urothelial Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Adenocarcinoma

Urothelial Carcinoma accounts for about 80% to 90% of bladder cancers and is also called transitional cancer. The rest of the two are rare.


Urinary Bladder Cancer Treatment

Bladder cancer treatment is done according to the patient’s physical condition, age, the severity of bladder cancer, and its stage.

Following are the treatments options for bladder cancer

1) Surgery

2) Chemotherapy

3) Immunotherapy

4) Radiation therapy

5) Gene Therapy


Urinary Bladder Cancer Survival Rate

After bladder cancer diagnosed, the average age of the patient is up to 5 years.

About 77% of patients survive for a maximum of 5 years. The rest of the patients are able to live even less than this.



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Lav Tripathi

Lav Tripathi is the co-founder of Bretlyzer Healthcare & He is a full-time blogger, trader, and Online marketing expert for the last 10 years. His passion for blogging and content marketing helps people to grow their businesses.

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