Living Well Sefton is supporting the Public Health England campaign – Be Clear on Cancer – with the message being: “If you notice blood in your pee, even if it’s just the once, tell your doctor.”
The campaign is aiming to raise people’s awareness that blood in pee could be a sign of bladder cancer or kidney cancer. A campaign spokesperson says: “Chances are it’s nothing serious but you’re not wasting anyone’s time by getting it checked out. Call your GP today.”
Blood in pee is a key symptom for both types of cancer but other symptoms include:
- cystitis (a urinary tract infection) that is difficult to treat or comes back quickly after treatment
- pain while peeing
- a pain that doesn’t go away, either in the tummy or in the side below the ribs
- weight loss
If you have any of thes symptoms, the campaign recommends people to see their GP as soon as possible.
For more information about the campaign, click here.