Basic facts about bladder tumors
A bladder tumor is an excessive reproduction of cells that line the bladder. Most tumors are noncancerous called papillomas, a wart like growth. Cancerous bladder tumors can spread through the bladder wall and into other organs via the blood stream.
Causes of bladder tumors
Causes of bladder tumors include;
Exposure to carcinogenic chemicals, that is, chemicals that are known to cause cancer. These include chemicals used in the rubber and dye industries.
Chronic urinary tract infections.
Schistosomiasis, a parasitic infection common in the tropics.
Signs and symptoms of bladder tumors
The signs and symptoms of bladder tumors can include the following;
Blood in the urine. This symptom is very common in bladder cancer.
A feeling that you urgently need to pass urine.
You may need to pass urine more frequently. You often pass smaller amounts of urine.
Back or abdominal pain.
Most bladder tumors are painless.
Signs and symptoms can and do vary depending on the type of bladder tumor, size and spread of the disease.
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