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By Chris Dawson, Hugh Whitfield

Urological difficulties surround a variety of either distressing and very likely lifestyles threatening stipulations and the variety of common perform shows is growing to be swiftly a result of expanding age of the inhabitants. either trustworthy and finished, the second one variation of the ABC of Urology offers a completely up-to-date and revised consultant to the speciality which highlights the new advances during this sector. Concentrating in particular at the remedy and prognosis of the most typical stipulations, the emphasis is on shared care, the place the talents of the first care workforce are utilized in conjunction with clinic referral.

This concise, well-illustrated and hugely sensible textual content will give you the ideal reference for normal practitioners and perform nurses, in addition to junior medical professionals dealing with health facility referrals

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Specific aromatic amines (such as 2-naphthylamine and nitrosamines) are highly carcinogenic for the bladder and have been identified in cigarette smoke. Sadly, evidence supports the idea that many bladder cancers are related to cigarette smoking and are thus self-induced. Doctors in primary care have an important role in communicating the message that smoking causes cancers of the bladder, as well as other organs. On a daily basis, we breathe many other environmental carcinogens that may also predispose to the development of bladder cancer.

I thank Nicky Sillwood Clinical Nurse Specialist in Uro-Oncology, Harold Hopkins Department of Urology, Royal Berkshire Hospital, and Natalie Scott-Young, special reader in histopathology, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. The line drawing of the Studer type orthotopic neobladder is adapted from Studer UE, et al. BJU Int 2004;93:183–93. With permission of the publishers, Blackwell Publishing. qxd 6/7/06 9:14 PM Page 34 9 Renal and testis cancer Paul K Hegarty Renal cancer Presentation Paraneoplasia is a clinical or biochemical disturbance associated with malignant tumours not related directly to invasion by the primary tumour or metastasis The classic triad of flank pain, haematuria, and palpable mass thankfully now is rare.

Qxd 7/7/06 4:46 PM Page 25 7 Prostate cancer Chris Dawson Percentage of change Epidemiology Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United Kingdom and accounts for 20% of cancers in men overall but only 13% of deaths from cancer in men. Survival at five years in men diagnosed with prostate cancer in England and Wales has more than doubled in the last 20 years. The risk of developing prostate cancer is linked to age, and most cases are diagnosed in men aged 70–79 years. The stage at presentation has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, with more cases being localised at presentation.

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