Every year, around 17,450 people in England are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer. Around 7,600 people die from bladder or kidney cancer in England each year.
Blood in your pee could be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer.
Knowing what to look out for saves lives.
Both cancers affect men and women, although they are more common in men. Most people diagnosed with these cancers are over 50. Those who have worked in manufacturing jobs that involved the use of rubber, dyes, textiles, plastics or certain other chemicals are more prone to developing bladder cancer. Smokers have a much higher risk of bladder and kidney cancer. People on kidney dialysis are more at risk of developing kidney cancer.
If you notice any blood in your pee, even if it is just once, tell your doctor straight away. The chances are it’s nothing serious, but these cancers are more treatable if they are found early.
Want to know more? Visit nhs.uk/bloodinpee