Urine Color: A Cancer Indicator


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It should be our primary concern to look out for any indicator of cancer in our bodies. Recognizing the symptoms in early stages is of utmost importance to an effective treatment of cancer. Hence, we should make it our habit to keep check on the color of our urine.

It is especially advisable for people above the age of 50 to regularly check their urine color before flushing, according to the Public Health England, as it can be a potential indicator of cancer. Nevertheless, a report according to Mail Online reports that only 16% of people over the age of 50, likely at the risk of developing bladder and kidney cancers, check their urine’s color regularly. A campaign by Public Health England, “Be Clear on Cancer”, specifically focuses upon spreading the word of checking urine color as blood in urine is an early symptom in two-thirds of all the bladder cancers and fifth of kidney cancers. It is emphasized repeatedly by medical experts how vital it is for people to acknowledge early cancer symptoms to avoid intense treatments in the future.

Mail Online has reported that less than one in every six people keep check on the color of their urine, according to a survey. Similarly, multiple health officials report that about millions of adults fail to check for any blood in their urine and hence missing on early cancer symptoms. Only 12 percent of women check their urine regularly with only one man in five, checks for any abnormal urine color. With such statistics, it is essential people develop the habit of checking urine before flushing, especially for any sign of blood in urine.

Therefore, it is recommended more than ever for people to look for any pinkish or reddish tint in their urine, by Public Health England. It can be a sign of having eaten beetroot or a new medicine but it pertains to serious diseases as well. Professor Julia Verne, from Public health England, emphasizes how necessary it is for people to contact their general practitioner (GP) if they notice any blood in their urine _ it could be of any range but it will be reddish_ from pale red to dark brownish hue.

It is our responsibility to keep our health symptoms in check and encourage our friends and family to do the same!