Acute urinary retention may be sign of cancer

Danish study shows excess risk for a number of cancers in men and women three month after an acute urinary retention diagnosis: BMJ

Patients who experience acute urinary retention are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate or urinary tract cancers in subsequent months, a recent study suggests.

The Danish researchers examined data on 75,983 adults aged 50 and older who were admitted to hospital with acute urinary retention between 1995 and 2017; most patients (82.6%) were male.

The primary goal of the study was to assess the absolute risk of urogenital, colorectal and