Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the bladder; a balloon shape organ located in the pelvis that deviate urine. Most of these cancers start in the cells that line inside of the bladder.

This cancer usually attacks adults, although all age groups have the same opportunities. Generally, the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage of development, where the cancer is still treatable.

Bladder cancer has the following symptoms:
  • There is blood in the urine (hematuria) or urine may be normal, but blood can be detected by microscopic examination .
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain during urination
  • Infection of the urinary tract
  • Pain in the stomach area
  • Backache
Causes; Risk Factors

It is unclear what causes bladder cancer. Bladder cancer has been linked to smoking, parasitic infections, radiation and exposed to chemical substances. Bladder cancer occurs due to mutations in cells. This mutation causes cells to grow out of control and then live while the other cells die.

Risk factors
Some factors that increase the risk of bladder cancer include:
  • Increasing age
  • white skinned
  • Smoking
  • Exposure to certain chemicals ( eg arsenic )
  • The use of anti-cancer drug cyclophosphamide ( Cytoxan ) for previous cancer
  • Chronic Bladder Inflammation
  • Personal notes or family with cance

Although there is no guarantee to prevent bladder cancer , but you can take steps to reduce your risk of developing bladder cancer . Among others:
  • Do not smoke
  • Beware of chemicals in your environment
  • Drink enough water so that toxins can be wasted along with the urine
  • Choose fruit or vegetable foodstuffs


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