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Fewer women than men are referred to urologists for suspicion of bladder cancer

Women with hematuria were less than half as likely as men with the same issue to be referred to a urologist for further tests, according to a new study.

Body image and sex life stay healthy for most women undergoing vulvar cancer surgery

A new study found that most women who undergo conservative surgery for vulvar cancer experience little to no long-term disruption to sexuality and body image.

Clinical predictors of acute urinary symptoms after prostate radiotherapy

The severity of acute urinary symptoms in patients who underwent radiotherapy for early prostate cancer can be predicted by using a modeling program together with the IPSS and dosage measure. These findings were presented at the 5th European Multidisciplinary Meeting on Urological Cancers.

Gene mutation linked with low recurrence risk in bladder cancer

Bladder cancer characterized by mutations of the STAG2 gene appears to be less likely to recur than bladder cancer with no such mutations, researchers have discovered.

Drug fails to reduce diarrhea in patients receiving radiation therapy

Sulfasalazine, which is commonly prescribed to reduce diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, does not reduce diarrhea in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers in the pelvic area.

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