Home > Cancer > Bladder Cancer Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Oct 28, 2009 by CherylLee, Views: 5721 Bladder Cancer. People older than age 65, those exposed to industrial chemicals (paints, etc), and smoking are the risk factors for bladder cancer. One early sign of bladder cancer is bleeding in the urine. Blood in the urine is the most common finding. Other symptoms are frequency of urination, pain with urination, or urgency , as well as abdominal pain, Although many people are asymptomatic. Dr. Cheryl Lee. Univ. of Michigan.