Posted on Apr 19, 2022
The Urinary bladder is an organ located in the lower part of the abdomen. Its function is to store urine formed from both the kidneys and void it periodically. Like other organs of the body, it gets affected due to diseases such as infection and cancer. Since urine stays in the bladder for a long time so the molecules excreted in the urine tend to cause some cellular changes which can eventually lead to cancer. The urinary bladder is lined by unique cells called transitional epithelium. This epithelium is unique because unlike others this allows repeated stretching and contraction of the urinary bladder. The most common malignancy involving this epithelium is called transitional cell cancer. Various harmful chemicals present in tobacco and industrial solvents are known to cause this. Despite transitional cell cancer other less common cellular types also cause bladder cancer.
Signs and Symptoms associated with Bladder Cancer:
Most common symptom with which a patient meets his doctor is:
One should consult a Urologist who is an expert in bladder cancer because early diagnosis and intervention can cure and if not at least halt the progression of the disease.