Welcome to Week 3 of Bladder Health Month! The Urology Care Foundation is highlighting different bladder conditions each week. What’s up for this week? Bladder cancer. Cancer always feels scary, but read on to find some great resources to arm yourself with the knowledge you need to stay in control.
Did you know:
Bladder cancer occurs mainly in older adults. About 9 out of 10 adults with this cancer are over the age of 55 - the average age at the time of diagnosis is 73. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1KvrqqI
Blood in the urine is the most common symptom of bladder cancer, and is generally painless. http://bit.ly/1KvrqqI. Remember, blood in your urine does NOT always mean you have bladder cancer, but it does mean that it warrants a trip to your doctor.
Source: The Urology Care Foundation
Remember, many specialists are equipped to assist you with any bladder problems you may be experiencing, including your primary care physician, urogynecologist, urologist, or you can schedule a virtual appointment with me for guidance.
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Happy Bladder Health Month, Week 3!
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About the Author:
Angela is the owner of My Pelvic Therapy, PLLC and a licensed physical therapist. Prior to starting her telehealth private practice, she worked as a senior physical therapist for 17 years at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL, specializing in helping both women and men overcome their pelvic floor challenges. She received her physical therapy degree from Duke University, biology degree from University of Illinois, and is a lifelong learner of all things PT.