Treating patients at Metro Chicago Surgical Oncology, LLC, Dr. Alan Sadah is a urologist and surgeon with extensive experience treating prostate and bladder cancer. With privileges at half a dozen Chicago-area hospitals including Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Kindred Hospital, Dr. Alan Sadah has cared for patients with prostate and bladder cancer for more than two decades.
Usually affecting people older than 70, bladder cancer begins in the interior lining of the bladder. A cancer that is more prevalent in men, bladder cancer is most treatable when it’s caught early. People should always pay attention to the appearance of blood in the urine (one of the earliest signs of bladder cancer), even if just a tinge of blood is present.
In addition to blood in the urine, other signs that may indicate bladder cancer include burning, feelings of irritation or pain when urinating, difficulty urinating, pain in the bladder area, and the need to urinate frequently or urgently. Women and men who experience any of these symptoms should ask their doctor to perform a thorough evaluation of their urinary tract, including the kidneys and bladder, for signs of cancer or other ailments.