Bladder cancer is often thought of as a disease that affects older men. It is true that bladder cancer is most common in men aged over 55 years, and that men are about 3 to 4 times more likely to get bladder cancer than women. In an online bladder health quiz conducted by Cxbladder in conjunction with International Women’s Day, fewer than half of the 606 respondents knew that bladder cancer is more common in men than women.
If you see blood in your urine (hematuria) you are not alone. Up to 1 in every 5 people in the general population has hematuria. Sometimes, there is enough blood to change the color of the urine to orange, pink or, less often, darker red. While in many cases the cause is harmless, blood in urine can indicate something serious, like bladder cancer.
When you live with bladder cancer either as a patient or caregiver, you will have to do many difficult things for the first time - like explaining to a child that their loved one has cancer. There are many excellent resources available to help you through this.
Did you know that bladder cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the USA? In 2018 alone, more than 81,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease and over 17,000 patients will die from it. May is bladder cancer awareness month and we've compiled some of the key facts for you to share with your friends and family.
Caring for a loved one with cancer can be both daunting and rewarding. One thing for sure, looking after your own physical and mental health is crucial as a caregiver. Read on to find out about five ways to look after yourself.
Seeing blood in your urine can be very frightening. There are many possible reasons for blood in the urine, not all of them a cause for concern. It is best to see your doctor to determine the reason for the bleeding.
We know that human urine has been used as an indicator of health for millenia, but did you know that it has had many varied and surprising uses through time? Here are some of the ways it has been used through time:
Cancer is an alienating disease for everyone for so many reasons. And for those of us who are women with bladder cancer, the alienation is compounded by having a man’s disease that is treated in a man’s world.
Topics: Women and Bladder Cancer
Happy International Women's Day! We can't think of a better way to kick-off our blog than with an informative quiz about women and bladder health.
When we talk about women's health, the bladder often doesn't get the attention it deserves. Most healthy adults pass about a quart and a half of urine through the bladder every day, but how much do you actually know about your bladder?
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