GENESEO, N.Y., May 10, 2023 – May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month and Livingston County reminding residents to speak with their primary care physician or healthcare professional about routine check-ups.
An organ inside the body that stores urine, the bladder is located in the pelvic area and, along with the kidneys, plays a critical role in removing toxins and waste from the body.
Each year, more than 575,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer while close to two million individuals live with the impacts caused by the disease. Bladder cancer is the 10th most commonly diagnosed form of cancer and is the 13th leading cause of death from cancer in the world.
There are numerous symptoms associated with bladder cancer including blood or blood clots in urine, pain or burning sensation during urination, frequent urination, feeling the need to urinate many times throughout the night, feeling the need to urinate, but unable to go and lower back pain on one side of the body.
Bladder cancer is a serious disease, however, it is highly treatable when diagnosed in its early stages through surgery and other interventions. If you’re experiencing any symptoms related to bladder cancer or are having trouble urinating, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.
To learn more about bladder cancer, please visit the National Cancer Institute’s website.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.