What are some signs and symptoms of bladder cancer?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Kara N Babaian, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Clinical manifestations of bladder cancer are as follows:

  • Painless gross hematuria - Approximately 80-90% of patients; classic presentation
  • Irritative bladder symptoms (eg, dysuria, urgency, frequency of urination) - 20-30% of patients
  • Pelvic or bony pain, lower-extremity edema, or flank pain - In patients with advanced disease
  • Palpable mass on physical examination - Rare in superficial bladder cancer

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