Early Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

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The most common presentation of this malignancy is hematuria and therefore patients tend to be alerted early on which could be life saving. Other alerting symptoms are flank pain, lower abdominal pain, cramping, frequent urinary infections, urinary frequency, nocturia or dysuria depending on where is the initial cancer located. In more advanced stages patients could have weight loss, anorexia and symptoms related to the sites of metastasis.Urothelial cancer could  spread through the blood stream to the liver, lungs, bones and rarely to the brain. It could also spread through the lymph to the local and distant lymph nodes.