Macroscopic haematuria warrants cystoscopy

Urology registrar Dr Steve McCombie found in a study of patients diagnosed with the malignancy that almost a quarter who had macroscopic haematuria waited more than 14 days before visiting a doctor.

Not only did patients delay seeking advice, but nearly 14% who had previously presented to their GP with macroscopic haematuria were not referred to a urologist at the time.