Bladder cancer is a common form of cancer that affects the bladder. Symptoms are typically caused by an enlarged prostate, but other symptoms can include blood in urine, pain when urinating, and frequent urination. If you have any of these symptoms for more than two weeks, you should get free online doctor consultation.
What Are The Symptoms of Bladder Cancer?
Following are the symptoms of bladder cancer:
- Blood in urine
- Frequent urination
- Pain or burning feeling while passing urine
What Are The Causes of Bladder Cancer?
Bladder cancer is not contagious. It does not spread from person to person like the common cold, influenza (flu), or measles. Cancer can develop in any part of your bladder and may affect other organs near it, such as the ureters (tubes that carry urine out of your kidneys) and/or urethra (the tube that carries urine from your bladder to the outside of your body). In most cases, cancer starts in cells on the inner layer (epithelium) of your bladder.
Bladder cancer is rarely linked to heredity. In patients with hereditary abnormalities, bladder cancers typically develop at a younger age and are often more severe than those that occur in people without these inherited conditions. Bladder cancer is usually a slow-growing disease that progresses over many years and does not produce symptoms until it becomes quite large or spreads beyond the urinary tract.
For most people with bladder cancer, the cause is never found. Many risk factors for bladder cancer may increase your chances of getting this disease. Some factors cannot be changed, but others can and should be avoided to reduce the chance you will develop bladder cancer:
- Smoking (cigarettes)
- Exposure to chemicals used in rubber production
- Exposure to certain types of chemotherapy
- Exposure to arsenic, chromium, or radon in your environment
- Certain inherited genes (Birt Hogg Dube Syndrome)
- Being age 60 or older
- A family history of bladder cancer
- An inflammatory disease called “Schistosomiasis” where parasites enter the body through your skin and cause damage to internal organs.
How Is Bladder Cancer Treated?
Depending on the symptoms, the following are the ways sexologist in Mumbai can treat bladder cancer:
Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer drugs to kill tumor cells or stop them from growing. This treatment can be given through injection, intravenously (IV), orally, and/or by chemotherapy pills. Sometimes more than one type of chemo will be used at a time. The physician may also consider choosing different types if the current ones aren’t working. Chemotherapy may be used either alone or in combination with other cancer treatments like radiation therapy and surgery.
This is often used with chemotherapy to treat bladder cancer. Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays or other types of radiation to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors.
This type of treatment is the most common form of bladder cancer, and it’s also known as “first-line therapy.” This means that your sexologist in Mumbai will likely start you off on this specific type of medication before trying anything else (if necessary). The drugs in these therapies stop the growth and division (or reproduction) of cancer cells.
Immunotherapy has become a hot area in treatment for bladder cancer, especially for newly diagnosed patients. Immunotherapy is the process of using specific substances (drugs) that help your body fight off the disease. There are several different types of immunotherapies, and they can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies.
Surgery is used to treat bladder cancer that has not spread. The type of surgery depends on the stage of the tumor, how large it is, where it is located in your urinary tract, and whether or not you have any other medical conditions.
All bladder cancer is serious, but the earlier it’s diagnosed and treated, the better chances you have of a cure. The best way to treat bladder cancer is when it hasn’t spread from where it started in your body (known as localized). If not caught early enough or if left untreated for too long, bladder cancer can grow and spread to other parts of the body. This is known as metastatic cancer, and it can be very serious or even life-threatening. Ensure that you get free online doctor consultation, to look into the symptoms you are facing.