A possible method of improving the prognosis of bladder cancer may be the widespread introduction of screening.
We investigated the ability of urine dipsticks to detect early bladder cancer in a group of men in the community.
In 2,356 men more than 60 years old the urine was tested with a dipstick for the presence of blood.
The subjects then tested their own urine on 10 subsequent occasions.
Of the men 474 (20%) had dipstick hematuria and 319 agreed to undergo urological investigation.
An asymptomatic bladder tumor was found in 17 men, associated in 10 with abnormal urine cytological findings.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epithélioma, Vessie urinaire, Tumeur maligne, Vessie pathologie, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Dépistage, Bandelette réactive, Hématurie, Homme, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Urinary bladder, Malignant tumor, Bladder disease, Urinary system disease, Medical screening, Reagent strip, Hematuria, Human, Epidemiology
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