March 31, 2023 Word for Word Media

Dr Mia Hugo gives us a brief overview of how bothersome bladders may become bladder cancer.

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Where do we find bladder cancer? Bladder cancer is a world traveller, with a special liking for high income countries (HICs). It accounts for 3% of global cancer diagnoses and it’s the 10th most common cancer worldwide. According to GLOBOCAN 2020 estimates for SA, bladder cancer is recorded as the 12th most common cancer. Bladder cancer has an incidence rate that is three-times greater in HICs…

May 29, 2020 Word for Word Media
We learn more about bladder preservation with tri-modality therapy in treatment of bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is the most common malignancy of the urinary system, with an estimated 550 000 new cases worldwide as reported in 20181.  Patients with bladder cancer typically present with gross or microscopic haematuria (blood in urine). Though, symptoms such as a change in urination frequency, urgency, pain or discomfort when urinating, or waking up during the night because you need to urinate frequently may be initial signs of bladder cancer. Risk factors, diagnosis and staging of bladder cancer  Risk factors include exposure to chemical carcinogens, cigarette smoking, chronic…

July 27, 2018 Word for Word Media
Annie Izzard was given six months to live when she was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 1987. Thirty-one years later, she is fighting fit and even completed The Comrades Marathon in 2000. Annie Izzard (76) lives in Kloof, Kwa-Zula Natal with her husband Michael. She has two stepchildren and five granddaughters. Scotland, 1987 Annie was 45 years old when she noticed blood in her urine. The loss of blood was so bad that one day she passed out. She was rushed to the gynaecology ward at a hospital as it was thought she needed a hysterectomy.  Though after numerous…