Diagnosed With Cancer? When Should You Call Your Doctor?

Cancer of the bladder if not diagnosed early, can slowly spread to various parts of your body and can totally disrupt your life. Bladder plays a vital role in removing toxins from the body through urine. This natural mechanism of the body is disturbed when the bladder is afflicted with cancer.

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There are various symptoms of bladder cancer. Some of them are frequent and painful urination, blood in urine, urine leakage, back and abdominal pain, fatigue and burning sensation while passing urine. These symptoms do not necessarily indicate bladder cancer. But they are definitely indicative of a disturbance in the bladder. Get in touch with your doctor if you have any of the above mentioned symptoms. Your doctor will first do a physical examination including the vaginal and rectal examination. This will be followed by a urine test to detect blood or abnormal cells. The doctor will also do a cystoscopy to see the bladder clearly. Small samples of tissues are taken to investigate for cancer cells.

Once you have been diagnosed with cancer, follow the instructions given by your doctor. Call him if you develop any new symptom or pain that does not go away. Instead of waiting for the symptom and pain to disappear, it is essential to inform you doctor immediately about the new development. There are various stages of bladder cancer and they are treated either by surgery or radiation and chemotherapy. Your doctor will conduct tests to determine the stage of cancer and would suggest the necessary treatment.

The cause of bladder cancer is not exactly known. But cigarette smoking is known to be one of the major risk factors for bladder cancer. Exposure to chemicals like dyes, paint and leather dust may make a person susceptible to this cancer. People eating too much of fried meat and animal fats are more prone to bladder cancer than others.

Hence, it is imperative that you get in touch with your doctor when you find any of the symptoms mentioned above. You can avoid bladder cancer to an extent by following healthy life style. But if you are diagnosed with one, get treated immediately. Follow the instructions of your doctor diligently and keep him updated about any developments during the course of treatment. Once you are cured, have regular checks done to ensure that there is no recurrence.

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