How can you know if you have bladder cancer?

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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Do you have back pain if you have bladder cancer and that's early symptoms?

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 aneurysm, muscle imbalances, poor posture, compression fracture, kidney stones, and yes, cancer. Cancer is not a common cause of back pain, but it can occur. See your doctor to get thngs checked out. Read more...

Do you pee small amounts if you have bladder cancer?

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. Read more...
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 frequency or voiding only small amounts. See a urologist for a thorough evaluation. Read more...

When you have bladder cancer does it hurt when you pee?

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://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001517/. Read more...
Sometimes. Most common way bladder cancer is found is when a person has blood in the urine, but has no pain; sometimes, burning in the urination, or frequent urination can be signs of cancer, but these are more typical of infection or overactive bladder. Read more...

Does urine test can bee seen if you have bladder cancer?

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. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/urine-test. Read more...
Sometimes. Yes - if urine "cytology" is specifically ordered (sometimes with "fish"). Urine cytology is not the most sensitive test for bladder cancer, but is probably the least invasive - all the patient has to do is pee in a cup. Cancer would not usually be picked up on routine urinalysis or culture - which is much more commonly ordered to rule out infection, etc. Read more...

If you have bladder cancer does it burn when you pee and is that early symptoms?

Yes . Best results are in early stages , no sympoms may show cancer cells or microscopic blood in urine, later frank blood in urine . Burning etc seen more in men 1 in 30 , 1 in 90 in woman., life time risk, seen after the age of 50 , smoking, exposure to chemicals are high rist groups. Read more...
Bladder cancer. Early bladder cancer has very few symptoms. Blood in the urine is the reason for initial evaluation of people subsequently diagnosed with bladder tumors. The definitive test remains cystoscopy. This must be performed by a qualified urologist. It can, however, usually be performed in the office. Read more...