• Weight Loss: Severe to mild
weight loss can be also another
symptom of cancer.
• Swelling: The patient may
experience severe to mild
swelling in the lower legs.
• Pain in the Pelvic Region: The
patient may experience pain
in the pelvic region, and even
in the anal and rectal areas.
Whenever we are facing any
discomfort in any such area
it’s always advisable to consult
your health care provider to
diagnose the actual reason
behind such a health condition.
The first step for diagnosis is a
complete medical examination.
A doctor will evaluate your
medical history, symptoms,
test results, and genetic history
in order to detect whether you
have bladder cancer. Some of the
common evaluation tests include
urine analysis, MRI and CT scans and
if need be, biopsy. Only upon careful
evaluation will the doctor be able to
identify whether a person has bladder
cancer, or if it is another medical
condition that is causing the symptoms.
why is early detection
Cancer when detected early can be treated
successfully. When detected at a later stage,
it becomes difficult to treat it completely.
For proper treatment and full recovery, early
detection is extremely important. If bladder
cancer is not detected during its early stages, it
may lead to the tumor spreading to other organs
near the bladder; this is known as metastasizing
of the tumor.
It is important to have regular check-ups,
especially if you have predisposed genetic risk
factors or are prone to other risk factors such
as smoking, chronic bladder infection, etc. You
may want to undergo regular urine analysis
and annual examinations in order to check for
bladder cancer threats. If you suffer from the
above-mentioned symptoms it is important to
get checked and tested for bladder cancer. Early
detection and quick action are necessary because
bladder cancer is otherwise difficult to detect.
By Richa Pattanaik