Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

What are the symptoms of bladder cancer?

The following are the most common symptoms of bladder cancer; however, each individual may experience symptoms differently:

  • Visible blood in the urine.
  • Hematuria – the presence of microscopic red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine.
  • Painful urination.
  • Urgency – frequently feeling the need to urinate without results.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Pelvic or flank pain.

The symptoms of bladder cancer may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.