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Likelihood of bladder cancer associated with non-visible haematuria is quantified for first time

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 02 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5415
  1. Anna Sayburn
  1. 1London

Microscopic (non-visible) haematuria is still associated with around half the risk of bladder cancer seen with visible haematuria, researchers have calculated. They emphasised that it was important for GPs to consider referring such patients for assessment for bladder cancer, particularly those aged over 60.

A case control study published in the British Journal of General Practice on 1 September was the first to quantify the increased risk of bladder cancer associated with the symptom of non-visible haematuria.1 The researchers, from the University of Exeter, calculated that …

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