Health Desk: More or less everyone suffers from various urinary problems. Especially, many young and old suffer from the problem of burning in urine. However, this symptom can be a symptom of bladder cancer. Bladder cancer occurs when abnormal tissue (tumor) grows in the lining of the bladder.
According to Action Bladder Cancer UK, if this cancer is detected at an early stage, the patient's survival rate increases by 80 per cent. But in most cases, this cancer is caught late. Because of this it becomes difficult for the doctors to save the patient.
Bladder cancer risk is higher in women. So, never ignore problems like burning in urination, irregular urination or blood in urine. Know the symptoms of bladder cancer-
blood in urine
According to NHS UK, blood in the urine (haematuria) can be a major symptom of bladder cancer. These symptoms may occur in up to 85 percent of patients.
Be alert if the urine is pink, bright red, brown, or reddish in color instead of bright red blood all the time. These warning signs are usually painless.
However, hematuria does not always mean bladder cancer. It can be a symptom of a urinary tract infection (UTI), bladder stones, an overactive bladder, or an enlarged prostate in men. So be careful.
Other warning signs
In addition to blood in the urine, bladder cancer can cause various urinary symptoms such as frequent urination, sudden urge to urinate, burning sensation while urinating, pain in lower abdomen or back, feeling tired, loss of appetite and bone pain.
Ways to reduce the risk of bladder cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, people who smoke should quit because it can increase their risk of developing cancer.
Drink enough water every day, as water is believed to help reduce the risk of bladder cancer. Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of some types of cancer.
Today is Bladder Cancer Awareness Day. The day is celebrated on May 7 every year. On this day, awareness messages are given to the public about the symptoms, causes and treatment of bladder cancer through various programs. Bladder cancer is the 10th most common cancer worldwide.
Source: Times of India