Bladder cancer is the 4th most common cancer among men, taking over 1,200 lives in New Zealand and Australia each year.
Early detection boosts the chances that treatment will succeed in patients with bladder cancer, so it's important to seek help from your physician if you think you might have this disease.
The most common symptom of bladder cancer is having blood in your urine, which doctors sometimes call haematuria. However, you may also have symptoms such as pain or burning when urinating, a need to urinate more than usual or trouble urinating.
If you notice any of these concerning symptoms, schedule an appointment with your primary physician right away. Your doctor can provide tests to detect or rule out bladder cancer, which can give you peace of mind and open doors to the treatment you may need.
One such test is a new, easy-to-use, and painless urine-based diagnostic test - Cxbladder - that looks for genetic biomarkers in your urine. Levels of these biomarkers show, with high accuracy, your probability of having bladder cancer.