According to a report in the Mail Journal, bladder cancer in recent years has become one of the worst enemies for women, before it was a disease that attacked men in adulthood, but with time this has been changing, and as a consequence women are exposed to a 30% mortality rate by suffering this pathology.
Bladder cancer has been reported as one of the most aggressive types of cancer, and there have been several reports of its appearance, which they classify as a threat to the world, equally inform that the greater risk is presented by the lack of information on the matter.
Reports of diagnosis of the disease increase in recent years.
More than 79,000 cases have been reported, of which approximately 20,000 are known to be women who have contracted the disease and almost 5,000 have lost their lives due to this pathology.
According to an article in Woman’s Health Magazine, it is reflected as the most common cause that women are victims of this type of cancer, most women are more familiar with the symptoms of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and even lung cancer, but if they are questioned about the symptoms of bladder cancer, it’s very likely that many have no idea, and that’s the cause of its global expansion.
Symptoms of Bladder Cancer
An element that plays an important role against women, is that many, if not all, have experienced some urinary tract infection, at least once in their life or even more than one, so that as a consequence we have become accustomed to those symptoms, which really resemble those of bladder cancer, so we resort to self-diagnose, buy and apply creams or over-the-counter remedies, without stopping to think that we’re likely to be facing a deadly cancer.
Blood presence in the urine
This symptom represents one of the main signs of the possible occurrence of this type of cancer; many women overlook this fact due to our monthly menstrual period, some for being irregular and others for presenting bleeding episodes between periods.
Symptoms similar to urinary tract infection
If you have the urge to pee every now and then, and when you go you don’t urinate much and when you do, you feel pain, discomfort or burning, don’t assume that it may be a urinary infection, go quickly to see your gynecologist, so he can prescribe some antibiotic medicine, but if you notice that they don’t work, then something is wrong.
Presence of constant and unexplained pains
This symptom could be perceived in the abdomen or pelvis area, the dangerous thing about this type of cancer is that it can spread to the bones, and as a consequence patients suffer from bone pains.
Absence or loss of appetite
A common symptom for almost all types of cancer is loss of appetite, so that weight loss is inexplicably a warning sign.
According to studies by the National Institute of Health, approximately 50% of women diagnosed with some type of bladder cancer have turned out to be smokers.
Our recommendation for all women in general, is that if any of these symptoms appear; go immediately to a doctor, even if you consider that it’s a "harmless urinary infection," we must take into account that, if not treated urinary infections in time, they could become serious diseases.