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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Blood: Most people will notice blood in the urine or maybe some discomfort but the diagnosis has to be made with a biopsy, often through a cystoscopy.

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Many causes: There are many causes of back pain, from a lumbar strain to disc disruption, arthritis in the spine (quite common), menstrual cramps, abdominal aneury ... Read More
Dr. Richard Sarle
21 years experience Urology
Back pain: Bladder cancer isn't my first thought, blood in urine most t common sign.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It can happen but: Yes it can happen but is not that common, but if there is frequency of uribnation, there may be small amount at each pee.
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Bladder cancer: Bladder cancer in the early stages typically does not cause voiding dysfunction. There are many other causes, much more likely, which cause urinary f ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Pain on urination is not a prominent symptom of bladder cancer. Blood in urine is a more common symptom. See this site for info on this topic. http:/ ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Better tests: Urine test can detect bladder cancer, but a cystoscopy and biopsy would be essential for the diagnosis. See this site for information on urine tests. ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes : Best results are in early stages , no symptoms may show cancer cells or microscopic blood in urine, later frank blood in urine . Burning etc seen more ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Cancer: It is a cancer involving the lining of the bladder that will spread into the muscle layers of the bladder if left untreated. It is a malignant conditi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Yes: Bladder cancers can very aggressive and recur despite treatment with radical surgery and/or chemotherapy. There is no way to be sure who will develop ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Most bladder cancers diagnosed in the us are, however, very early in their presentations (stages 0 or 1), and therefore curable. However, a neglected ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Maybe: Bladder cancer is generally not painful until it has spread to local organs and structures. If it contained to the superficial lining of the bladder w ... Read More
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