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Bladder Cancer Misdiagnosis

What Is Bladder Cancer?

Initially, bladder cancer affects the innermost layer of the lining of the bladder; the transitional epithelium. The severity of the cancer consequently depends on how far into the lining the cancer has progressed. Bladder cancer is the 4th most common cancer in males, and the 12th most common cancer in females in the UK. Bladder can often appear as a secondary cancer caused by cancer of the prostate in men.

Bladder Cancer Risks

Gender and ethnicity are linked to your risk of contracting bladder cancer. Men more commonly contract bladder cancer compared to women. Individuals of Asian origin have the lowest risk of contracting the cancer, with black men and women being the next risk group and the highest risk group being white men and women.

Smoking is linked to bladder cancer; smokers are 6 times more likely to contract this form of cancer than non-smokers.

There are certain chemicals that you may have been exposed to in the workplace which are carcinogenic. A group of chemicals named arylamines, previously used in the plastics and rubber industries but now banned, have been linked to bladder cancer; as have polycyclic hydrocarbons which as present in processes in industry which involve crude oil, carbon or smelting. Should your cancer have been caused by chemicals encountered via your work you may qualify for 'Industrial Disease Benefit' from the government’s Department for Work and Pensions.

Other Bladder Cancer risk factors include:

  • Repeated bladder infections
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Bad diet
  • Previous bladder cancer
  • Faulty gene (very rare)
  • Early menopause
  • Extrophy: this is a very rare birth defect that can heighten the risk of bladder cancer later in life.

Symptoms Of Bladder Cancer

The most commonly occurring symptom of bladder cancer is the presence of blood in the urine; sometimes this is visible sometimes not. It must also be noted that the presence of blood may come and go, so you must visit a doctor urgently if you experience this symptom. A sufferer may also experience pain when passing urine, a heightened frequency of urination and a sudden urgency to pass urine.

All of these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have bladder cancer but you should be aware of the warning signs as they may also point to alternative medical issues such as an enlarged prostate or a severe urine infection. As with all cancers the sooner bladder cancer is detected the higher the likelihood of successful treatment.

Claims For Bladder Cancer Misdiagnosis

If you feel that your bladder cancer was misdiagnosed, there was a delay in your diagnosis, you were not provided with appropriate tests or treatment, or you were subject to a cancer misdiagnosis, contact 1st claims today to discuss your options. You may be able to receive compensation.

Go back to find out more about cancer misdiagnosis claims.

No Costs For Enquiries

If you or a family member has suffered from bladder cancer and you feel that it was not dealt with appropriately by the hospital or GP, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.

Our medical negligence no win no fee service allows you to find out your legal rights and to discover whether you can make a claim for compensation without having to pay the usual substantial legal fees.

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Please contact us now for a free, no obligation discussion about your legal rights. Call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete an Online Enquiry enquiry to be advised of your options.

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Remember, all initial enquiries are completely free of charge and we will investigate all funding options for you.


What Happens Next?

Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:

  1. Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
  2. Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
  3. Costs - whether you will qualify for a no win no fee claim or details of other methods for funding your claim; and
  4. An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).

All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.

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