Bladder Cancer Symptoms
Common symptoms of bladder cancer include:
- Blood in the urine (making the urine slightly rusty to deep red)
- Pain during urination
- Frequent urination
- Feeling the need to urinate, but not being able to urinate
These symptoms are not sure signs of bladder cancer. Infections, benign tumors, bladder stones, or other problems also can cause these symptoms. Anyone with these symptoms should see a doctor so that the doctor can diagnose and treat any problem as early as possible. People with symptoms like these may see their family doctor or a urologist, a doctor who specializes in diseases of the urinary system.
If a patient has symptoms that suggest bladder cancer, the doctor will do a physical exam and may order lab tests and diagnostic proceedures.