Warning signs do not miss

Warning signs do not miss

About 80% of bladder cancer cases occur in men. But women are increasingly affected due to the increase in female smoking in recent decades. B. Drink / BSIP

This potentially very dangerous cancer has a very good prognosis if caught early.

Along with breast or prostate cancer, it is a forgotten relative of oncology, because it is not well understood. However, with 13,000 to 20,000 new patients each year in France, the burden of Bladder Cancer Far from negligent. “It should be detected as early as possible, as it is a curable cancer when caught in time.Dr. Benjamin Prader, urologist in Toulouse, warns of the bladder cancer awareness campaign launched by the French Association of Urology. In practice, when cancer is treated at an early stage, 80% of patients survive. But if they are treated when the cancer has already spread, the 5-year survival rate is only 5%. But you still need to know the warning signs.

This was not the case for Bernard, 69, of Toulouse. “Prior to my diagnosis, I had never heard of bladder cancer.He remembers. “I wasn’t expecting that at all. I thought I might…

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