Your bladder is designed to hold urine until the urine is released from your body. When the cells within your bladder grow uncontrollably, tumors can develop and spread to other areas. Bladder cancer is more common in older adults, but it is easy to treat when it is still contained within the bladder wall. Thus, it is crucial to be aware of signs of bladder cancer and start treatment as soon as possible.
The most common symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine. Some women may not notice small amounts of blood mixed inconspicuously with urine, as it could be confused with menstruation or other body changes that occur during menopause. In other cases, people may notice the symptoms, but hope they resolve on their own; however, this is rarely the case, so you should not ignore this sign. Blood clots from the bladder that pass with urine is a condition known as hematuria. If you are experiencing related symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.
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