Bladder cancer is a disease in which cells in the urinary bladder start growing abnormally and uncontrollably.
The choice of treatment and the long-term outcome for people who have bladder cancer depend on the stage and grade of the cancer.
Most common bladder cancer symptoms are linked with urination changes, including:
Bladder cancer may also cause more generalized symptoms, such as:
Although these symptoms can be caused by other conditions, you should check with a doctor – preferably a urologist – so they can make a definitive diagnosis.
Factors that can elevate risk of bladder cancer include: