GPs warned over lung risk in bladder cancer patients

Researchers are calling for screening guidelines to be updated as soon as possible

GPs are being alerted to new research that suggests those with bladder cancer have a higher risk of lung cancer and should have a chest CT as part of cancer staging.

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The warning comes from the authors of a paper that shows patients with transitional-cell carcinoma of the bladder (TCC) have a 3.2% five-year incidence of lung cancer and a 5.94% 10-year incidence.

These correspond to expected rates of 1.61% and 3.21% in a matched sample population, say researchers who analysed US data

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