Cancer of all types when caught early, can be treated successfully and the chances of it to return or the treatment to relapse is low. One needs to closely pay attention to what one is putting in, in the body and how the body is reacting to the lifestyle. Cancer is not an easy game to handle physically, mentally as well as financially. It is always necessary to be on alert about your health and make it a priority in life.
Bladder cancer is the type of cancer that is the 6th most common in the United states. The cells mutate and form tumors in the bladder which if not removed can spread into the muscle and fatty tissues. The survival rate from this type of cancer is 77%. If it is diagnosed in an early stage, then the rate is 96%. Most of the people diagnosed with bladder cancer are over 55 years of age.
But now in this age when the world population is facing lifestyle disorder, people as young as 35 who smoke and have unhealthy diet are at risk. So amidst this, Dr. Shagun Sikka, a renowned Urologist in Jalandhar, has shared a few symptoms you can track while at home itself.
The first symptom and most common symptom to appear is blood in the urine. It is is the first sign for 90% of bladder cancer patients. Pink, bright red, or rust-colored urine is the first warning signal though kidney stones; a bladder or urinary tract infection; or an enlarged or infected prostate can also be the reason for it but it is best to take medical help as soon you spot the flood for further examination.
With the blood, if there is an enlarged prostate, a UTI or pain while passing urine/ near lower back area, it signals that something is seriously wrong in the system. Seek a urologist’s help before reaching any conclusion.