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Bladder Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Know the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer. Find out how bladder cancer is tested for, diagnosed, and staged. 

Detection and Diagnosis

Finding cancer early, when it's small and hasn't spread, often allows for more treatment options. Some early cancers may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that's not always the case.

Stages and Outlook (Prognosis)

After a cancer diagnosis, staging provides important information about the extent (amount) of cancer in the body and the likely response to treatment.

Questions to Ask About Bladder Cancer

Here are some questions you can ask your cancer care team to help you better understand your cancer diagnosis and treatment options.