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World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day

May 31, 2021

Did you know that tobacco is the main risk factor for bladder cancer?

In 75% of cases, bladder cancer is non-invasive but 5-year progression (0.8% – 45%) and recurrence (31% – 78%) rates are high. Patients with this type of cancer must therefore undergo regular examinations to enable early treatment.

Several urinary tests have been developed to overcome the drawbacks of reference examination methods;  in particular the invasive nature of cystoscopy, and the problems of sensitivity and of intra- and inter-observer reproducibility associated with cytology.