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Urinary Bladder Cancers

The bladder is a hollow, flexible pouch in your pelvis. Its main job is to store urine before it leaves your body. Your kidneys make pee. Tubes called ureters carry the pee from your kidneys to your bladder. When you use the bathroom, the muscles in your bladder push the urine out through a tube called the urethra.

You get bladder cancer when cells inside of it grow out of control. Over time, a tumor forms. It can spread to nearby fat and tissue. In severe cases, it can spread to distant parts of your body, including your lymph nodes, bones, lungs, or liver.

  • Chronic bladder inflammation
  • Smoking
  • Working around harmful chemicals
  • Taking certain diabetes medications
  • Prior chemo or radiation treatment
  • You have to pee more often than usual
  • Your urine changes color
  • It hurts or burns when you pee
  • You feel like you have to pee -even if your bladder’s not full
  • You can’t pee, or you pee very little

It can be done by TURBT, Radical Cystectomy .