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Bladder cancer survival rates getting worse

Added: Friday 17 October 2014

Unlike most other cancers, bladder cancer is experiencing worsening survival rates. In the UK, 10,000 people are diagnosed with it every year, making it the seventh most common cancer. Diagnosis rates have slowed but deaths have not been reduced by the same amount, which means that survival is actually worsening. Experts believe this is because bladder cancer is not as well known as cancers such as breast and prostate cancer. The campaign Action for Bladder Cancer is urging people to take blood in the urine seriously, even if it seems to be a one-off occurrence.