May 25, 2022

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Bladder cancer often goes unrecognized in women

With seven thousand new patients annually, bladder cancer ranks fifth among the 10 most common cancers. Despite this, relatively little attention is paid to bladder cancer, according to urologists. There is no demographic screening, such as for breast, cervical, and colon cancer, and no large collection campaigns, such as for pancreatic cancer. This is why they demand more attention to bladder cancer.

Quit Smoking

Smokers are three times more likely to develop bladder cancer than non-smokers. So Zwiferlon and Bormanns urge everyone to quit, so that there will be fewer people with bladder cancer in the long run. Or at least it will be discovered sooner. “A lot of people know that smoking causes lung cancer, but hardly anyone realizes that you can also get bladder cancer.”

Urologists work in the Bladder Cancer Center, which was established a few years ago by the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute. The center does a lot of research, because bladder cancer is a fickle disease about which much is still unclear. The research is funded by the Make Cancer Kansloos Campaign of the Erasmus MC Foundation – Daniel den Hoed Fund.

Bladder Cancer Month

May is the month when attention is drawn to bladder cancer. Erasmus MC wants to create more awareness of the disease by projecting onto the building.

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