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    Bladder Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions about calling when you have problems, new symptoms, or symptoms that get worse.

    Call your doctor if you:

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    Watchful waiting

    If you are concerned about your symptoms or about your risk for bladder cancer, make an appointment with your doctor. Watchful waiting is not appropriate if you have symptoms that do not go away.

    Who to see

    Health professionals who can evaluate your symptoms and your risk for bladder cancer include:

    Doctors who can manage your cancer treatment include:

    To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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