|BLADDER CANCER Cystectomy Information Binder|
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SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Sign: something physical that can be observed; i.e. fever
Symptom: what the patient experiences; i.e. pain
For most people, the first symptom of bladder cancer is hematuria, blood in the urine.
Hematuria is either gross (visible) or microscopic.
Irritative urination symptoms are also associated with bladder cancer such as:
The presence of one or all of these signs does not mean you have cancer, but means more that you should be seen by a physician as these are abnormal bodily functions. Sometimes those diagnosed with bladder cancer did not experience any bleeding or pain, thus emphasizing the importance of routine screening and physicals.