Bladder Cancer Signs and Symptoms

The primary symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine (hematuria). Hematuria may be visible to the naked eye (gross) or visible only under a microscope (microscopic) and is usually painless. Bladder cancer must be ruled out in any patient who develops gross, painless hematuria.

Other bladder cancer symptoms include frequent urination and pain upon urination (dysuria).

Publication Review By: Richard Levin, M.D., F.A.C.S., Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 14 Jun 1998

Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015