Basic Information about Bladder Cancer
The bladder is an organ shaped like a balloon in the pelvic region meant for storing urine. Bladder cancer occurs in the bladder initially. Typically, bladder cancer starts in the cells which line the interior of the bladder. In most cases, bladder cancer occurs in adults, although it has affected people of all ages.
In most cases of bladder cancer, the disease is discovered and diagnosed early on when bladder cancer treatment options are more readily available. Unfortunately, even when the bladder cancer is discovered and treated early on, it is likely to occur again. This causes many bladder cancer patients to constantly go through follow-up procedures to check for bladder cancer recurrence.
Bladder Cancer Symptoms
The most commonly noticed symptoms of bladder cancer can include:
Blood in the urine – the urine may appear bright red, dark yellow, or even more brownish. In some cases, the urine may appear normal, but doctors may find blood in microscopic view of the urine
- Often or Frequent urination
- Pain during urination
- Pelvic pain
- Back pain
It is recommended that a patient see a doctor if they are experiencing the above bladder cancer symptoms.
What Causes Bladder Cancer?
Like many other types of cancer and disease, doctors are not confidently sure what exactly is responsible for causing bladder cancer. There are various risk factors that doctors believe give an individual an elevated chance for bladder cancer. Some of these include smoking, parasitic infection, chemical exposure. Now some research is being done to determine whether certain diabetic drugs like Actos may also be responsible for causing bladder cancer.
Types of Bladder Cancer
As with some other types of cancer, there are multiple forms of bladder cancer. The type of bladder cancer is determined by the tissue that has the cancer within the bladder. Some types of bladder cancer include:
Transitional cell carcinoma – this type of bladder cancer occurs in the interior lining of the bladder. These transitional cells expand and contract depending on how full the bladder is. This is the most common type of bladder cancer in the US.
- Squamous cell carcinoma – this type of bladder cancer happens typically responding to an infection or irritation. This type of bladder cancer is rare in the US but more common in other areas of the world where some parasitic infections are more common.
- Adenocarcinoma – this type of bladder cancer occurs in the mucus-secreting glands within the bladder and is rare in the United States.
Actos and Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Help
If you or a loved one has taken Actos and developed bladder cancer, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a Actos and Bladder Cancer Lawsuit. We are here to offer you help with your diabetic drug lawsuit. Please call us today to speak with a Diabetic drug lawyer regarding your options going forward with a diabetic drug lawsuit. All cases are processed on a contingency fee basis which means that you don’t pay anything unless your case is successful.
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