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Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is where a growth of abnormal tissue known as a tumour develops in the lining of the bladder. In some cases the tumour spreads into the surrounding muscles.
Symptoms of bladder cancer
Blood in your urine (haematuria) is the most common symptom of bladder cancer.
Causes of bladder cancer
Bladder cancer is caused by changes to the cells of the bladder. It is often linked with exposure to certain chemicals.
Diagnosis of bladder cancer
If you have blood in your urine, your GP will ask you for a urine sample.
Treatment for bladder cancer
The treatment options for bladder cancer largely depend on how advanced the cancer is.
Complications of bladder cancer
A diagnosis of bladder cancer, and some treatments for the condition, can have a significant impact on your life.
Preventing bladder cancer
It is not always possible to prevent bladder cancer, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk.
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