What Are the Symptoms of Advanced Bladder Cancer?

Q: I have bladder cancer and my doctor has put me on a combined treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, because I can’t take the surgery. But I feel more painful when I pee these days. Does it mean that my cancer has developed into an advanced one? What are the symptoms of advanced bladder cancer?

A: Patients with bladder cancer have common symptoms, such as blood in the urine, pain with urination, frequent urination with small amount and frequent urinary tract infections. These signs indicate that you are on the early stage of bladder cancer. When your condition becomes worse and it turns into an advanced cancer, you may have the following symptoms:

Swelling in the lower legs;

Pain in the lower back around the kidneys;

A growth in the pelvis near the bladder;

If the cancer spreads further, you will suffer from weight loss, bone pain and anemia.

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