Blood in your pee -see your GP
Blood in your pee – see your GP – is the advice from Somerset’s Public Health team.
Over the last five years there have been nearly 100 new cases of kidney cancer diagnosed each year in Somerset. Anyone spotting any signs of blood in their urine, even if it’s only once, is advised to 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.
“Our message is clear – as soon as you spot blood in your pee, visit your GP,” said Trudi Grant, director of Public Health at Somerset County Council.
“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 could be a sign of something that needs treatment.”