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Urine check to spot bladder disease early


A URINE test could predict whether you’re likely to develop bladder cancer – up to 12 years before symptoms appear.

Researcher­s developed the check, which is cheaper and less invasive than current ones, after identifyin­g mutations across ten genes that strongly indicate the presence of the disease.

Some 10,000 people a year are diagnosed with bladder cancer in the UK. Researcher­s at the Internatio­nal Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, used urine from the Golestan Cohort Study, which has tracked 50,000 people over ten years.

The team tested samples from 29 participan­ts who developed bladder cancer. The test predicted the cancer in 19 of those, even though samples had been taken up to 12 years before diagnosis.

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