Cancer Diseases and Conditions Feature

Signs And Symptoms of Common Cancers

The types of cancers that are considered to be the most common are those that are most frequently diagnosed (with the exclusion of non melanoma skin cancers). Read below to know which symptoms are indicators of the most common cancers in the United States. If you exhibit any of the following symptoms, speak to your doctor right away. Do keep in mind that in many cases there are non-cancerous conditions that are to blame for these symptoms. However, it is always better to be safe than sorry.


Although there are a variety of reasons why someone might notice bloody urine, blood in the urine is the number one sign of bladder cancer. Since this symptom is quite alarming, most people seek medical attention. Therefore, it is luckily usually diagnosed early on, which is ideal since that means that it is easier to treat than if it was not diagnosed until later on.

Smoking increases a person’s likelihood of developing bladder cancer, as does having chronic bladder infections. There are different types of bladder cancer, with transitional cell carcinoma being the most common one. The cells that line the inside of the bladder are called urothelial cells, which are transitional cells in that they change shape and stretch when the bladder fills with urine. Therefore, this type of cancer is also referred to as urothelial carcinoma. Squamish cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma are other bladder cancer types. In squamous cell carcinoma develops in the flat, thin cells that line the bladder and adenocarcinoma develops in the cells of the stomach that produce and release mucus and other fluids within the bladder.