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Most survivors of childhood cancer do not experience problems with their urinary bladder because of their cancer treatment.
But certain therapies can affect how the bladder functions.
Childhood cancer survivors should have annual physical examinations. They should share a copy of their Survivorship Care Plan with their physician. The plan includes details about your cancer treatment, including blood transfusions, and information about health problems that may occur because of your treatment.
Report urinary symptoms immediately to a primary care provider. These symptoms include:
The provider may perform urine tests to examine the urine and check for infection.
Drinking extra fluids can help flush out the bladder. But if you have kidney or heart problems, check with your physician before drinking additional liquids.
Avoid coffee, tea, cola drinks, and other drinks with caffeine.
Reviewed: December 2019