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Bladder & Kidney Cancer Campaign

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5:18pm 14th October 2014
(Updated 5:18pm 14th October 2014)


New cancer figures for Cornwall reveal just under half of people who see blood in their pee would put off going to the doctors.

In one year 238 were diagnosed with bladder and kidney cancer in the Duchy.

108 died.

Jeanette Preston runs the charity PANTS in Penryn: "Get in early so that any symptoms can be dealt with and your prognosis will be much better. If you delay because you think 'Oh I don't want to bother the doctor' or 'I don't know what it is I don't think there's a problem', you could be setting up problems that are very difficult for the doctors to deal with.

"If you leave it and it gets a chance to spread then it is a very difficult cancer to deal with, as with all of them, and the therapies always have some kind of side effect and some added difficulty that you could do without and that's why it's so important to get there early."

Professor Debra Lapthorne, Centre Director for the Devon, Cornwall and Somerset Public Health England Centre said: “This campaign encourages those who notice blood in their pee to go to their doctor straight away – bladder and kidney cancers are more treatable if they are found early. We are confident that together, we can increase awareness of the symptoms of these cancers and encourage those with symptoms to visit their doctor without delay.”


Sean Duffy, National Clinical Director for Cancer at NHS England, said: “Knowing the signs and seeing your GP as early as possible can make a real difference and significantly improve the chances of surviving bladder and kidney cancer. That is why the blood in pee campaign is so important.”


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5:18pm 14th October 2014

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