Urology Week 2022 - a focus on bladder cancer

The European Association of Urology is hosting Urology Week from 26-30 September 2022. This is an international campaign for increasing awareness of urological conditions and treatment. This year the topic is bloody serious!

Mon, 5 Sep 2022
Bladder CancerUrology Week

Blood in urine: it's bloody serious!

Our focus is on blood in urine as an indicator of bladder cancer. It is an opportunity to educate your fellow countrymen about the importance of early diagnosis of bladder cancer and to take symptoms seriously. The main message is: Blood in urine: it's bloody serious!

By talking about bladder cancer indicators and advocating that early detection is vital, we can help reduce the taboo around the subject of one's urine and provide patients with timely advice and treatment. Many people find discussing the colour of their urine to be uncomfortable and don’t seek help or talk to a professional about their struggles. During urology week, we hope to educate the public about bladder cancer and encourage them to seek help if needed.

How can you participate in this campaign?

Urological national societies across Europe have already been invited to contribute to Urology Week 2022, but individuals can also contribute to increasing awareness too!

You could host an event focusing on bladder cancer in your clinical practice. Support Urology Week on social media by creating your own posts or re-posting the EAU posts using #urologyweek. Doctors and patients may also submit a short text on their experience with early detection of bladder cancer. We may place these stories on the official Urology Week website: urologyweek.org. The 2022 awareness posters are available on the website, which you may download to help promote your activity.

However you choose to support Urology Week, every action counts. The main message is: Blood in urine, it’s bloody serious! Improve your quality of life with the help of your urologist. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via communications@uroweb.org.