Cancer advice event this weekend offers information on forms killing 30 people a year in borough

PUBLISHED: 12:22 25 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:22 25 February 2016

Doctor talking to patient

Doctor talking to patient


The event is across this weekend

Figures from the NHS suggest around 50 Bexley residents a year are being diagnosed with bladder or kidney cancer each year.

A roadshow from Be Clear on Cancer is coming to Erith this weekend to help offer advice to locals to spot the dangerous cancer, which kills 30 people in the borough annually.

The ‘Blood in Pee’ roadshow will be at Erith Riverside Shopping Centre across this weekend (February 27 and 28) to raise awareness of the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancers.

Early diagnosis of both types increases the chances of survival.

For those diagnosed at the earliest stage (stage 1) the likelihood of surviving five years or more can be as high as 84% for kidney cancer and 77% for bladder cancer. However, for those diagnosed at a late stage (stage 4), survival is as low as 10% for kidney cancer and 9% for bladder cancer.1

Dr Michael Baker, Public Health England’s deputy director of healthcare public health in the south east, said: “The Be Clear on Cancer campaign aims to raise awareness for the key symptom of bladder and kidney cancer – blood in pee.

“Awareness is crucial, because the earlier cancer is diagnosed, the higher the chance of survival. The roadshow is a great way for individuals to learn more about these cancers and the symptoms, and the team will be on hand to answer any questions they may have.”

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