Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Bladder cancer

Smokers are twice as likely as nonsmokers to have bladder cancer. If you have any of the warning signs listed below, you should see your doctor.

Warning signs:

  • The most common sign of bladder cancer is blood in the urine. Urine may turn faintly rusty to deep red in color.
  • Pain during urination, a need to urinate more often or urgently also may be warning signs.
  • Often, bladder cancer has no symptoms.