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What are the symptoms of urinary system cancers?

Blood in the urine, a condition known as hematuria, is the most common symptom of urinary system cancers. If there is blood in your urine, the urine might look red or darker than normal, but it might not change color at all. Persistent back pain and painful or frequent urination are also common symptoms of urinary system cancers. Abdominal pain can also be a symptom of bladder or urethra cancer. Although kidney cancer often does not have any symptoms in the early stages, extreme fatigue and unexplained weight loss can also be symptoms of kidney or ureter cancer.

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