Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Malignant Tumor of Bladder Overview

Another name for Malignant Tumor of Bladder is Bladder Cancer.

What is bladder cancer?
A person with bladder cancer has a growth of abnormal cells in the bladder that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. Bladder cancer is most common in people over 50 years old. Cancer of the bladder is one of the four most common cancers in men. The underlying cause of bladder cancer is unknown, but genetics may play a role in determining risk.

What are the symptoms of bladder cancer?
Symptoms of bladder cancer include abdominal pain, chronic low back pain, pain during urination, red or pink urine, urinary frequency, and the constant urge to urinate.

How does the doctor treat bladder cancer?
Treatment for bladder cancer includes some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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