What is Bladder Tumor?

A bladder tumor is the excess growth of cells that line the inside of the bladder. The growth of the bladder cells are uncontrolled.

Effects of Bladder Tumor

Removing a bladder tumor aids in the treatment of superficial bladder cancer. Its objectives include the eradication of the disease on hand, to make available prophylaxis against recurrence of the tumor, and in order to avoid invasion deep into the muscle layers of the bladder or a metastasis to the regional lymph nodes.

Candidates for Bladder Tumor

Candidates for bladder tumor removal include patients with the following symptoms:

  • Hematuria or blood in the urine
  • Dysuria or painful urination
  • Urinary frequency
  • Urinary urgency

The following are other symptoms that may be related with this disease:

  • Anemia
  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of weight
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Urinary incontinence

Although most of the symptoms mentioned can be related to bladder cancer, they can also be linked with conditions that are non-cancerous. For that reason, it is imperative that medical evaluation is thoroughly done.

Your Consultation

The appropriate treatment for this condition is mainly based on what stage the tumor is already. Other factors include the severity of the symptoms and other medical conditions that are present.

It is important that a thorough physical examination is performed. This includes both a rectal and a pelvic exam.

The following are diagnostic t