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In its early stages, the only symptom of bladder cancer may be the appearance of blood in the urine. If patients act on this symptom and go to the doctor, it is often possible to catch bladder cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage.
Pain in the bladder or pelvic region is rare and usually occurs only in advanced cancers. Many other noncancerous conditions also cause pain and other urinary symptoms, so it is important to see a doctor.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.