Signs & Symptoms
In the early stages, bladder cancer may not cause any symptoms. However, as the cancer progresses, you may experience symptoms
- blood in the urine
- pain or burning sensation during urination
- frequent urination
- feeling the need to urinate without being able to do so
If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to speak with your doctor as soon as possible.
While the exact cause of bladder cancer is not known, there are several factors that can increase your risk of developing it
Bladder cancer is also staged based on how far it has spread. The stages range from stage 0 to stage IV. Knowing your stage of bladder cancer is important for determining the best treatment plan for you
- exposure to certain chemicals
- chronic bladder infections
- A family history of bladder cancer
Prevention, Screening, and Diagnosis
There are several things you can do to help prevent bladder cancer, such as quitting smoking, avoiding exposure to chemicals, and drinking plenty of fluids. Regular screening tests, such as urine tests, can also help detect bladder cancer early. If bladder cancer is suspected, your doctor may recommend a cystoscopy, which is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your bladder using a small camera.
The treatment for bladder cancer will depend on the stage and type of cancer, as well as your overall health. Treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these treatments. Your doctor will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.
After treatment for bladder cancer, it’s important to undergo regular follow-up appointments to monitor for any signs of recurrence. Your doctor may recommend regular urine tests, imaging tests, or cystoscopies to ensure that the cancer has not returned.
Empowering Yourself with Knowledge and Finding Hope in Treatment
Receiving a diagnosis of bladder cancer can be difficult, but it’s important to remember that you have options. Educating yourself about your diagnosis and treatment options can help you feel more in control and better prepared to make informed decisions about your health. Additionally, connecting with support groups or other individuals who have gone through a similar experience can provide comfort and guidance.
While receiving a diagnosis of bladder cancer can be challenging, it’s important to remember that there is hope. With the right treatment and support, many people with bladder cancer can overcome their diagnosis and lead fulfilling lives. Remember, you are not alone in this journey, our dedicated team of healthcare professionals are available at MGM Cancer Institute to help you every step of the way.
Our Healthcaring Journey
Mr Kumaraswamy was diagnosed with bladder cancer and has been struggling to beat it. His battle against cancer has cost him one of his kidneys and urinary bladder. He had lost hope, when he was referred to Dr Sivaram Ganesamoni, Senior Consultant, Department of Surgical Oncology at MGM Healthcare. Mr Kumaraswamy says that after meeting the doctor he was hopeful and confident that he can fight back stronger.
Dr Sivaram Ganesamoni shares that bringing a smile on someone’s face is the most rewarding experience, and after seeing Mr Kumaraswamy get better, he is the most happiest person. He shares that, as a surgical oncologist, he always strives to help the patients fight cancer rather than seeing it as a death sentence. At MGM Healthcare are equipped with the best infrastructure and technology for cancer care and experienced doctors to help the patients. We aspire to keep doing more, better.
Dr Sivaram | Surgical Oncology