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Bladder cancer

Also known as Cancer Of Bladder, Urinary Bladder Cancer, Bladder Ca, and Malignant Neoplasm Of Bladder

Bladder cancer is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with bladder cancer, 44% report having blood in urine, 18% report having retention of urine, and 14% report having symptoms of bladder. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of bladder cancer are blood in urine, symptoms of bladder, bladder mass, and kidney mass, although you may still have bladder cancer without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with bladder cancer often receive urinalysis, endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy of the urinary tract, x-ray computed tomography, rectal examination, prostate specific antigen measurement, excision, biopsy and microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology) .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with bladder cancer include tamsulosin (flomax), bcg, gemcitabine (gemzar), finasteride (propecia), cisplatin, aprepitant (emend), mitomycin, paclitaxel (taxol), felodipine, pegfilgrastim (neulasta), carboplatin, palonosetron (aloxi) and filgrastim (neupogen) .

Tamsulosin (Flomax)
$65
(28 days)
Bcg

Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
$2144
(21 days)
Finasteride (Propecia)
$37
(28 days)
Cisplatin
$56
(21 days)
Aprepitant (Emend)
$184
(7 days)
Mitomycin
$484
(21 days)
Paclitaxel (Taxol)
$978
(21 days)
Felodipine
$41
(28 days)
Pegfilgrastim (Neulasta)
$4278
(21 days)
Carboplatin
$182
(21 days)
Palonosetron (Aloxi)
$733
(21 days)
Filgrastim (Neupogen)
$1938
(14 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for bladder cancer include age 75+ years, sex == male and age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, age 15-29 years, and age < 1 years almost never get bladder cancer.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.0x
30-44 years
0.2x
45-59 years
0.6x
60-74 years
2.9x
75+ years
4.4x

Sex

Male
1.7x
Female
0.5x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.4x
Hispanic
0.4x
White
1.4x
Other
0.4x
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