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June 2018

6 things you need to know about Bladder Cancer

  • Bladder cancer is the ninth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world with an estimated 430 000 new cases reported in 2012.
  • Men are more than three times more likely to get bladder cancer than women.
  • Smoking is a major cause of bladder cancer.
  • Exposure to industrial chemicals such as metalworking fluids is another cause of bladder cancer.
  • One of the most common symptoms of bladder cancer is the presence of blood in urine.
  • Cystoscopy and urine cytology are the most common methods for detection and assessment of recurrence of bladder cancer. Cystoscopy may cause pain and discomfort in patients, and urine cytology has a low sensitivity.IDL Biotech has developed UBC Rapid, a complement to cystoscopy, which causes no pain for the patient. Read more about UBC Rapid here.

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