Bladder Cancer Symptoms
Bladder Cancer - a disease which is a growth of malignant cells in the lining of the bladder tissues.Often there are not one but several tumors and cancer can spread into the bladder wall, and through them.The most common symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine, but usually no symptoms.So when the bladder symptoms appear, they are usually the result of other, less dangerous diseases, such as infectious disease, a benign enlarged prostate or bladder stones.Bladder cancer is rare before 40 years of age and is more common in men.
Depending on the stage of bladder cancer, its stage are the following:
0 stage.In this case it is the detection of cancer cells in the bladder, but without their spread to the walls of the body.This phase, in turn, is divided into the step 0a and 0is stage.Adequate treatment step generally can lead to 100% rid of the disease.Let us examine these options and 0a 0is:
0a - phase is in the form of non-invasive papillary carcinoma.It defines a stage of development at which
0is - «in situ» carcinoma stage.It indicates that the malignant tumor does not grow into the lumen of the bladder and also grow outside its walls.Tumor spread to the lymph nodes at this stage also occurs.
I stage.This step is accompanied by the spread of the tumor to the deeper layers of Target Organ walls, however, without achieving its muscular layer.In this case as well, adequate treatment can lead to the disposal of 100% disease.
II stage.At this stage, the spread of tumor comes to muscle layer Target Organ, but without full germination to it.The spread to nearby areas of the process of fat tissue occurs.When timely adequate therapy, the chances for recovery in the order of 63-83% at this stage.
III stage.This stage of the cancer indicates that the tumor mass had sprouted through the wall Target Organ reached adipose tissue surrounding the bladder.In this case, the spread of tumor, it is possible to the seminal vesicles and prostate (in men) or the vagina and the uterus (in women).Distribution process does not apply to the lymph nodes.At this stage, the probability of cancer cure it is about 17-53%, of course, if assigned to an effective therapy.
IV stage.The spread of tumor at this stage has been going to the lymph nodes, including possibly encompassing other organs by metastasis to the lungs, liver, and so forth. The probability of complete cure is very low at this stage, moreover, the likelihood of a patient's life for the next at least five years ofless than 20%.