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Blood in your urine is never normal

The most common clinical sign of bladder cancer is painless gross hematuria, or blood in the urine that can easily be seen.  Other signs and symptoms of bladder cancer include irritation when urinating, urgency, frequency and a constant need to urinate.  Men and women both get bladder cancer.

If you have any of the above symptoms, please consult with your doctor of medical professional.


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Blood in the urine does not necessarily mean a diagnosis of bladder cancer.  In fact, the overwhelming majority of patients who have blood on their urine do not have cancer.


About the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is the only national advocacy organization devoted to advancing bladder cancer research and supporting those impacted by the disease.  BCAN provides thousands of patients, caregivers and the medical community with the educational resources and support services they need to navigate their bladder cancer journey.

To learn more about bladder cancer or BCAN, please call us at 1-888-901-2226.


Facts about bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is the 6th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States – 4th among men and 11th among women.  Bladder cancer has a 50% – 80% recurrence rate.

In 2019, over 80,000 people will be newly diagnosed and more than 17,000 are expected to die from the disease.  There are over six hundred thousand people living with bladder cancer in the United States. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer later and have a worse prognosis than men at almost every stage of the disease.

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