What Is Bladder Cancer in Children?

Q:

My daughter is 13 years old. I found blood in her urine last night. Could it be bladder cancer? Isn’t bladder cancer a disease that occurs mostly on elder people?

A:

Bladder cancer in children is a rare disease. Bladder cancer is not often diagnosed in children, but it is not impossible.

The risk factors of bladder cancer in children are different from those in most adults. In teenagers, especially in girls, who were treated with certain anticancer drugs for leukemia, the chance of bladder cancer is increased.

However, the signs are almost the same in children, including blood in the urine,

frequent urination, pain during urination and lower back pain.

The treatment for bladder cancer in children is usually transurethral resection (TUR), a surgical procedure to remove abnormal tissue from the bladder.

 

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