this container shows urine containing blood

Blood in your Pee

this container shows urine containing blood

Blood in your Pee, Look in the pan when you Wee.

Around 19,100 people in England are diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer each year. Both cancers affect men and women, although they are more common in men. Most people diagnosed with bladder and kidney cancers are over 50, although people of all ages can be affected.

Smokers have a much higher risk of these cancers. Other things that increase your risk of getting bladder or kidney cancer include:

  • being overweight or obese
  • some jobs, because of exposure to certain chemicals
  • other medical conditions, such as kidney failure
  • a family history of cancer

Reduce your risk

A healthy lifestyle can help you reduce your risk of bladder cancer or kidney cancer. Some ways to stay healthy are:

  • stop smoking – if you smoke, the best thing you can do for your health is to quit. There’s plenty of support available from the NHS. Visit nhs.uk/smokefree or call 0300 123 1044.
  • look after yourself – try to maintain a healthy weight and keep active. Swimming, cycling, dancing, walking – the more you can do, the better. Try to eat a healthy, balanced diet too.
  • cut down on alcohol – drinking too much alcohol can lead to a number of health problems. By drinking less, you’ll reduce your health risks.

For more information on how to reduce your risk of cancer, visit nhs.uk/reduce-your-risk.

Look before you flush

If you don’t check, you may not notice blood in your pee. So remember to look before you flush the toilet.

 

 

 

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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