Most often, neoplasms from the organs of the genitourinary system occur in the prostate gland and in the bladder. World statistics state that prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world after lung cancer.
But Armenia's statistics contradict world data. Bladder cancer is more common in our country. Smoking has been proven to be one of the main factors contributing to the development of bladder cancer. The thing is that with age, the prostate gland in men inevitably increases and from the age of 45-50 it can interfere with urination and complete emptying of the bladder.
Tumor substances contained in tobacco enter the bloodstream with smoke, then are filtered in the kidneys and enter the bladder with urine. In patients with residual urine, these carcinogenic agents continue to adversely affect the bladder wall. And since a person is old and the immune system is affected, these substances do their evil work.
The bad thing is that small tumors in the bladder do not cause any complaints. With an increase in size, the formation can be damaged, in which case bleeding will occur, which, as a rule, is transient. After the bleeding stops, patients associate this phenomenon with cold, active movement, or some other reason and do not pay attention. However, it is very important to take this complaint very seriously.