Along with breast or prostate cancer, it is the forgotten relative of oncology because it is poorly understood. However, with 13,000 to 20,000 new patients in France each year, the burden of bladder cancer is far from negligible. “It should be detected as soon as possible, it is a curable cancer when caught in time.“Warned Dr. Benjamin Prader, a urologist in Toulouse, at the launch of a bladder cancer awareness campaign launched by the French Association of Urology. In practice, when cancer is treated at an early stage, 80% of patients survive. But if they are treated when the cancer has already metastasized, the 5-year survival rate is only 5%. But you still need to know the warning signs.
That was not the case for 69-year-old Bernard of Toulouse. “Before I was diagnosed, I had never heard of bladder cancer.“, he remembers. “I didn’t expect that at all. I thought I had…
Source: Le Figaro
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