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People urged to look for signs of kidney or bladder cancer
PEOPLE in Somerset are being urged to look out for the symptoms of kidney or bladder cancer.
Over the last five years, there have been nearly 100 new cases of kidney cancer in Somerset.
The public health team at Somerset County Council say anyone spotting any signs of ‘blood in their pee’, even if it’s only the once, should see their GP immediately.
The advice supports the launch of the national “Be Clear on Cancer” campaign from Public Health England, which sets out to increase early diagnosis of kidney and bladder cancer and help save lives.
Trudi Grant, Director of Public Health at Somerset County Council, said: “One of the most significant steps you can take to increase the likelihood of your survival is to be diagnosed as early as possible. It is probably nothing serious, but it could also be a sign of something else that needs treatment, so don’t ignore the symptoms or put off a trip to the doctor.”