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be on guard - bladder cancer

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bluesheart

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be on guard - bladder cancer

Post by bluesheart

Women are 'mistaking the signs of #bladder cancer for cystitis', experts warn

Women are at greater risk of dying from bladder cancer because it is easy to dismiss the signs and symptoms of the disease as a simple urine infection, experts have warned.


New research has revealed female patients are more likely to be diagnosed with the most advanced stage of the disease.

In addition, women are more susceptible to rarer forms of the disease.

Public Health England said survival rates for the disease in women are around 10 per cent lower than those of men.

Every year in the UK, 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer, and of that half will die from the disease.

In 2013, around 2,500 women in England were diagnosed with bladder cancer, with 1,500 dying from the disease.

Urine infections are common in women so bladder cancer can be difficult to spot as the symptoms are relatively similar.

'Visible blood in pee is the leading indicator, and we urge women to be vigilant and inform their GP as early as they can if this occurs.

'Checking before you flush is just one simple way to stay alert to the warning signs.'
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Post on Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:24 pm by Reedy

I think it's really important to push your GP for further help and tests if you have repeated urine infections My mother had bladder cancer, and she was lucky to survive it.
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Post on Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:05 pm by Admin

catheter users are among the high risk groups.

if i get a uti my docs all ways send it to a lab, did have a check for bladder cancer and thank the heavens the results came back normal but it was worrying waiting for the results.

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