May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

Know the Signs, Take Action

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), a crucial time to shine a light on this prevalent yet often under-discussed cancer. Here at UroPartners, we stand committed to patient education and early detection, which can significantly improve outcomes.Bladder Cancer ribbon.png

Why is Bladder Cancer Awareness Important?

Bladder cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the United States. This year, more than 83,000 people in the US will receive a bladder cancer diagnosis. While often treatable, early detection is key to successful management. Bladder cancer is the 4th most common cancer in men; however, women often have a delayed diagnosis and worse outcomes than men at every stage of the disease.

Common Symptoms to Be Aware Of:

  • Blood in the urine (most common symptom)
  • Frequent urination
  • Painful urination
  • Urinary urgency

Taking Action During BCAM

  1. Educate Yourself: Learn about the risk factors and symptoms of bladder cancer. Share this knowledge with your loved ones.
  2. Know When to See a Urologist: If you experience any persistent urinary issues, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with a urological specialist.
  3. Support the Cause: Consider donating to organizations like Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), who are dedicated to research, advocacy, and patient support.

UroPartners: Your Partner in Bladder Cancer Care

At UroPartners, our team of experienced urologists is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for patients with bladder cancer. We offer advanced diagnostic techniques, treatment options, and ongoing support throughout the journey.

Don't wait until it's too late. Take charge of your health this BCAM. Schedule an appointment with UroPartners today.

Together, let's raise awareness and fight bladder cancer.