Although not discussed often, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer found in American men. While many associate bladder cancer with elderly men over 65 years of age, it can also occur in women. Thankfully, there are ways to help prevent this disease such as avoiding the use of cigarettes, drinking plenty of water, and having healthy eating habits.
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Consider the following bladder cancer symptoms and available treatments:
Blood in Your Urine
The most common symptom of this disease is blood in your urine. Women may not realize this could be linked to bladder cancer because of their monthly menstruation cycle. However, if you notice blood in your urine and it’s not associated with your cycle, contact us immediately. We will be able to discover what is causing your symptoms, and begin appropriate treatment.
Symptoms Associated with a UTI
Many people associate urinary tract infections with women; however, men can get this infection as well. If you experience a constant need to urinate or pain while urinating and the medicine for a UTI is not helping, it may be bladder cancer.
This disease often causes pain in the abdominal, bladder, and pelvic area. If you feel pain that will not go away, it’s important to contact a urology specialist. Additionally, sometimes cancer can travel to the bones if not caught right away. If your bones ache and you feel weak, this could be a sign of cancer.
Thankfully, there are treatments that can help attack bladder cancer! At Urology Specialists of Georgia, we offer treatments such as minimally invasive removal of the tumor, intravesical therapy, nutritional supplements, FISH testing, and suggested lifestyle changes. We are here to help you live a healthy life!