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    Bladder Cancer - Symptoms

    The most common symptoms of bladder cancer include:

    Symptoms that may indicate more advanced bladder cancer include:

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    The bladder is a pouch in the urinary tract that stores urine after it is produced by the kidneys. The bladder is lined with specialized cells called transitional cells. Bladder cancer often arises from these transitional cells. The cancer spreads by penetrating bladder muscle, infiltrating surrounding fat and tissue, and -- if untreated -- spreads to lymph nodes and other organs, such as the liver, lungs, or bones. The earlier the cancer is diagnosed, the more limited it will likely be and...

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    • Pain in the lower back around the kidneys (flank pain).
    • Swelling in the lower legs.
    • A growth in the pelvis near the bladder (pelvic mass).

    Other symptoms that may develop when bladder cancer has spread include:

    The symptoms of bladder cancer may be similar to symptoms of other bladder conditions.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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