Bladder Cancer Aware — New Normal — Same Cancer
New Normal — Same Cancer
Since March of 2020 our patient community, like so many other patients facing their challenging times, has been reminded to continue to pursue their appointments with doctors and appropriate follow up — pertaining to their own individual circumstances. The pandemic may be causing us a new context of normal but we are reminded that it is the same old cancer.
Symptoms not Lessened in Importance
Critical to bladder cancer patients is the fact that symptoms are still symptoms. We caution the public and remind them that if they see red in their urine they should seek out their doctor and request tests. Through these challenging times, one might find themself taking an easier route of “waiting til this is over” to seek advice. Don’t wait. If you see red in your urine — start the process of checking this out with your doctor. It might require some tests, an ultra-sound, maybe even a CT scan. If your doctor is concerned, he/she might refer you to a urologist. Don’t delay because of COVID-19. Advocate for yourself and be sure to take the steps necessary to rule out bladder cancer.