If you have symptoms of bladder cancer, your GP will examine you and refer you to a specialist for tests.
If the tests show that you have bladder cancer, the specialist will work out how far it has spread. This is known as staging.
After a bladder cancer diagnosis, you are likely to see a range of health professionals, who will all play a part in your treatment.
Many people feel understandably shocked and upset when told they have bladder cancer. If you need support, call Cancer Council 13 11 20.
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