Bladder cancer affects about 3,000 Australians annually and is commoner in people over 60 and in men. It can be treated if found early.
Urine tests can be used to diagnose conditions, such as pregnancy, infections, diseases such as diabetes or STIs and monitor drug use.
A cystoscopy – when a doctor looks inside your bladder using a small camera – can help in diagnosing conditions that affect the bladder.
Lynch syndrome, formerly known as HNPCC, is a genetic condition that increases the risk of a person developing some cancers, such as bowel cancer. Learn more here.