Urinary bladder cancer develops among 7000 Americans, young and old. It has been the cause of 14,000 deaths each year that still grows with each passing day. In the researches made by the American cancer society, the ratio of a man to develop this type of cancer in his lifetime is one in every 30, while among women is one is to 90. This type of cancer may be detected even at its earliest stage and it has a huge chance of being cured. Bladder cancer survival rates can be improved by being aware of its signs and symptoms. One who is experiencing one of the symptoms should go to a urologist, who can examine cancer of the bladder at its earliest stages.
Causes of cancer this malignant disease cannot be defined, but there are noted risk factors that are noted to increase a person’s risk of having this disease. Men are three times more likely to have bladder cancer while people who are over 55 years of age are likely to have this type of cancer than young ones. Smoking as well as being exposed to certain chemicals used in the industry (the likes of paints, thinners, dyes and hair dressing supplies) is known to increase the risk of any type of cancer. People, who work in the rubber, chemical o leather manufacturing, as well as textile, paint and printers, are in a higher danger of having cancer of the bladder than those who are in a different field. Certain parasites that are commonly found in tropical areas may also increase the risk of having bladder cancer.
A list of the signs or symptoms of cancer of the bladder:
1. Pain during urination
2. Abdominal Pain
3. Loss of appetite and weight
4. Blood in the urine: it is the most usual symptom that is seen in the general population of people with cancer of the bladder. Though this is a common sign of bladder cancer, other diseases or infections may also lead to blood in the urine. A person with blood in their urine should consult a doctor immediately for this is not normal.
Tumors at the early stages that may not have grown and infected the bladder wall can usually be removed in a simple outpatient surgery. Bladder cancer survival rates for people on the early stage are at 85%. Some patients are lucky enough to be diagnosed with a simple tumour.
If the malignant cancer tumor has grown and expanded into the bladder wall, the patient would not only undergo surgery but will be required to go chemotherapy or radiation therapy as well. Usually during this stage, bladder cancer survival rates are at 60-75%. For more advanced types of cancer tumors, more aggressive treatments are given by doctors.
Source by Mert Ozge