Cancer screening exams are important medical tests done when you’re at risk but don’t have symptoms. They help find cancer at its earliest stage, when the chances for successful treatment are highest.
When bladder cancer is found in the early stages, it has a much higher rate of successful treatment. If you are at high risk for bladder cancer, talk to your doctor about screening tests, which may include cystoscopy, imaging tests, or blood and urine tests.
People considered at high risk for bladder cancer are at least 50 years old with hematuria (blood in the urine), or under age 50 with visible hematuria.