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Let’s get TUF! Join the fight against urology disease this month

September is Urology Awareness Month and The Urology Foundation (TUF) is sending out a strong message ‘Let’s get TUF’ as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the nation’s urology health.

Hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with urological conditions in the UK each year and a staggering 1 in 2 people in the UK develop a urological condition in their lifetime. These include cancer and diseases of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testes, male infertility, erectile dysfunction and incontinence.

The Urology Foundation is committed to transforming the lives of people with a urology condition through ground-breaking research, training and education.

NHS Solihull CCG want to banish the stigma around talking about urology conditions and are urging patients to talk about their urology health, know the signs and symptoms of urology disease and seek medical help when it is needed so that fewer lives are devastated.

Every year around 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer in the UK. Knowing the symptoms so you can seek medical advice sooner can greatly improve your chances of surviving the disease. Symptoms may include;

* Spotting blood in your pee

* Needing to pee frequently

* The sudden urge to pee

* Pain when you pee

There are an estimated six million people who suffer from incontinence in the UK, but it could be double this figure as many more are undiagnosed due to an unwillingness to see their doctor about symptoms.

If you are worried or think you may have a urological condition, then contact your GP Practice as soon as possible. There are treatments and support available and the earlier the diagnosis, the better you can be supported to manage your condition.