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Research Article

A haematuria diagnostic service.

Br Med J 1977; 2 doi: (Published 02 July 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;2:29
  1. A G Turner,
  2. W F Hendry,
  3. G B Williams,
  4. D M Wallace


    In a haematuria diagnostic service, covering experience with 95 patients, 12 new cases of cancer of the bladder, one of cancer of the kidney, and one of cancer of the penis were identified--all at an early stage. Patients presenting with haematuria were investigated rapidly without disruption of the routine work of the urological unit. Patients who identified the symptoms and sought advice early were given a definite diagnosis quickly, and treatment for any malignant disease was started early. The delay that undoubtedly endangers patients' lives has been considerably reduced by this service.