What forms of this oncology are accepted?
Before considering the main symptoms of bladder cancer in women, it is necessary to name the types of this disorder. So, it is customary to allocate:
- The transitional cell form of cancer is the most common form of malignant tumors of this type. It accounts for about 90% of all cases of bladder cancer. Such tumors rarely metastasize, i.e. Do not penetrate into other organs and tissues located in the neighborhood. In most cases this type of oncology does not pose a threat to life and is well amenable to therapy.
- Squamous cell carcinoma. It develops quite rarely and is no more than 1-2% of cases. This form of the disease is most susceptible to the inhabitants of the Middle East and Africa, where its development is caused by the parasite Schistosoma haematobium.
- Adenocarcinoma is the 3 form of bladder cancer. It develops from urachus, - the urinary duct, which drains the urine into the amniotic fluid even at the intrauterine stage of human development.
What factors increase the risk of developing bladder cancer?
The doctors can not give a definite answer to this question today. The thing is that the nature of the origin of the tumor in itself is not determined in most cases. Despite this, certain factors that definitely contribute to an increased risk of oncology are certain:
- constant influence on the body of chemicals (work in paint and varnish enterprises, in metallurgical, textile, leather industries);
- therapy of similar diseases (oncological nature) in the past.
What are the first signs of development of bladder cancer in women?
In view of the fact that the disease leads to destructive phenomena in the genitourinary system, the first thing that women note in the development of oncology is a change in urine. So, often after another visit to the toilet, you can see that it has become red or it has impurities of blood. This is not always such a urination accompanied by pain. In this case, the shade of urine itself can be from rusty to dark brown.
Also, the first symptoms of bladder cancer that occur in women include:
- the appearance of a feeling of need to empty the bladder, which is accompanied by a feeling of tension;
- soreness with urination;
- increase in the number of visits to the toilet with a reduction in the amount of urine.
How to determine the presence of bladder cancer in women?
From the symptomatology described above, it can be seen that as such there are no specific signs of this disorder.
Speaking specifically about the diagnosis of bladder cancer in women, it includes:
- conducting ultrasound;
- general urine analysis;
Thus, even knowing how bladder cancer is manifested in women, the doctor prescribes a comprehensive examination before the diagnosis is made.