Bladder cancer focus of new awareness campaign

The third national Be Clear on Cancer ‘blood in pee’ campaign will launch on Monday 15 February 2016 and run until the end of March.

The key message is that anyone who notices blood in their urine, even if just once, should see their GP without delay.

Analysis of staging data from the first campaign in 2013 is still ongoing but early results are promising. They indicate that during the campaign there were higher than average stage 1 diagnoses for bladder cancer and lower than average stage 4 diagnoses. For kidney cancer there appears to be a higher proportion of stage 1 and 2 diagnoses but no evidence of a reduction in late stage diagnoses.

More information and resources for healthcare professionals can be downloaded from the NAEDI website here.

 

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