Benign Bladder Cancer

What is the benign bladder cancer?

Benign Bladder cancers are malignant tumor growths within urinary and can spread to other part of the body if not treated early. It occurs when abnormal cell growths forms extra tissue in the hollow sac that stores urine before it is voided. It may spread when abnormal cells invade surrounding tissues or travel to other organs forming secondary cancer. Most bladder cancer occurs in the bladder’s inner lining, a mucous membrane composed of transitional cells that expand and contract. Transitional cells line the entire urinary tract, from the kidneys, through the ureters, and into the bladder and urethra. If benign bladder cancer develops, the entire tract will require clinical evaluation. Bladder cancer is the most common cancer of the urinary tract, and transitional cell cancer makes up greater than 90% of malignant cancer of the bladder.

Symptoms and Signs of Benign Bladder Cancer

Benign Bladder Cancer can often be found early because blood in urine or other urinary symptoms. There are several symptoms of benign bladder cancer:

    • Blood in Urine

Blood in urine is one of the symptoms of benign bladder cancer which is usually it is first warning sign of bladder cancer. Sometimes, there is enough blood to change the color of the urine. Other than that, depending on the amount of blood, the urine may be orange, pink, or less often, darker red. Sometimes, the color in the urine is normal but small amounts of blood are found when a urine test is done because of other symptoms or as part of a general medical checkup.

    • Changes in Bladder habits or irritation

Bladder cancer can sometimes cause changes in urinate, such as having to urinate more often than usual, pain or burning during urination and feeling as if you need to go right away, even when the bladder is not full.

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What is risk factor of Benign Bladder Cancer?

Risk factor is anything that changes chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be changed. There are several risk factors of benign bladder cancers:

    • Smoking

Smoking is the most important risk factor for benign bladder cancer. When smoker inhale, some of the carcinogens in tobacco smoke are absorbed from the lungs and get into the blood. Then, from the blood, they are filtered by the kidneys and concentrated in the urine. These chemicals in urine can damage the cells that line the inside of the bladder, which increases the chance of cancer developing.

    • Workplace exposures

Chemicals called aromatic amines, such as benzidine and beta-naphthylamine, which are sometimes used in the dye industry, can cause benign bladder cancer.

    • Gender

Benign bladder cancer is much more common in men than in women.

    • Genetic and family history

People who have family members with bladder cancer have an increased risk of getting it themselves. In some cases, those family members may all be exposed to the same cancer-causing chemical. Other than that, they may also share changes in some genes that cause their bodies to be slow to break down certain toxins, which can make them more likely to develop benign bladder cancer.

    • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy

The people that have long-term use of chemotherapy drug Cytoxan can irritate the bladder and increase the risk of benign bladder cancer. People taking this drug are often told to drink plenty of fluids to help protect the bladder from irritation and decrease the risk of benign bladder cancer.

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