What are the symptoms of bladder cancer?


The most common symptoms of bladder cancer are: 

  • blood in the urine (haematuria) or a sudden change [21] in urine colour – slightly rusty to bright red [22]
  • feeling the need to urinate immediately or passing urine frequently  
  • pain or a burning feeling during urination 
  • loss of appetite and weight loss 
  • pain in the pelvis, lower abdomen or lower back – this is less common [23]

Many conditions can cause these symptoms, not just bladder cancer. If you have any of these symptoms, it is important that they are discussed with a doctor. Blood in the urine should never be ignored.