It is not known why some people develop bladder cancer and others do not, however there some risk factors which may increase your chance of developing bladder cancer.
|Bladder cancer occurs when the cells in the bladder start growing out of control, and form new abnormal growth. These abnormal growths can invade neighboring organs (prostate in men, uterus or vagina in women) or can break away and spread to other parts of your body.
Bladder Cancer Staging:
- Stage 1: The cancer has spread to the inner lining of the bladder.
- Stage 2: The cancer has spread to the muscle wall of the bladder.
- Stage 3: The cancer has spread to the outer, fatty layer and may have spread to nearby organs (prostate, seminal vesicle, uterus, or vagina).
- Stage 4: The cancer has spread outside the bladder to the abdomen or pelvis and may involve lymph nodes.