Is It Bladder Cancer? Detect the Common Symptoms

Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD

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Bladder cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States; almost 100,000 new bladder cancer cases have been diagnosed in 2021 alone. The cancer occurs in the lining of your bladder and can spread to other parts of your body without proper treatment.

Treatments can have a better chance of working effectively when you start them earlier, but that requires getting an earlier diagnosis. Knowing what symptoms to watch out for can help you start working with your doctor sooner if you receive a cancer diagnosis. Below are a few symptoms to watch for that commonly appear with bladder cancer.