Help Raise Awareness for Bladder Cancer: Designate May as “National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month”

The National Cancer Institute estimates that more than 80,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and over 17,000 will die, due to the disease, in 2019 alone.  When diagnosed and treated early, bladder cancer has a relative 5-year survival rate
of 95 percent.  If diagnosis and treatment are delayed, the 5-year survival rate can drop to as low as 15 percent. Early detection is therefore vital to a patient’s prognosis yet, unfortunately, public awareness about bladder cancer remains alarmingly low. 

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