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.
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.
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.