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Urology Awareness Month 2023

Posted on: 06 September 2023 in News

September 2023

Urology Awareness Month 2023

Urology Awareness Month aims to break down the stigma surrounding urological diseases and encourages people to take care of their urological health.

And yes, there is no particular age for developing a urological disease, hence children and adults alike need to take care of their bodies. This month, find out all that you can about your urology health and also enlighten those around you.

It is an opportunity to bring together the urology community – researchers, urologists, nurses and allied healthcare professionals, influencers and decision makers, patients and their families – and all those with an interest in urological diseases.

This year’s theme is bladder health and in particular urinary tract infections (UTIs), urinary incontinence and bladder cancer. Throughout the Month, The Urology Foundation will be highlighting stats and facts on bladder health, alongside launching new videos, delivering webinars, holding Roadshows and health and well-being sessions.


Cancer can be a tough nut to crack but if caught early your chances of survival are high. That is particularly true of testicular cancer which has a 98% survival rate provided you check yourself regularly. We recommend checking yourself on a monthly basis, so The Urology Foundation has named the first Tuesday of every month #tufnutsTuesday.

Blood in your pee? see your GP!

Spotting blood in your pee can be a sign of kidney disease, cystitis, prostate problems or kidney and bladder cancer. The quicker you see your doctor the quicker you can get the treatment you need.

Blood in pee isn’t usually caused by anything serious but you must get it checked out by a doctor. It could be cancer, which is often easier to treat if found early.

Embarrassed by your leaky Bladder?  

Unintentionally peeing or a leaky bladder is also known as urinary incontinence and it’s a common problem affecting millions of people. Many suffer in silence, too embarrassed to speak to their GP. But if you think you have urinary incontinence your doctor can help you manage the problem so you can live life to the full.

How to reduce your risk

You cannot always prevent urinary incontinence, but lifestyle habits can help:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Limit alcohol & caffeine intake
  • Keep fit and maintain a strong pelvic floor

What is your risk of prostate cancer?

Risk Factors

Age 50+


Family history of prostate and breast cancer

See your GP if you have:

  • Difficulty passing urine
  • The sudden urge to pee
  • An inability to empty your bladder
  • A need to pee more frequently
  • Blood in your pee or semen

These symptoms can also be caused by other things that aren’t prostate cancer, but it is a good idea to get it checked out so you can get the right treatment if you need it.


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