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"I was given a thorough examination at the Freeman and diagnosed with bladder cancer. The doctors and nurses in the Urology Department treated me with understanding, clearly aware of the trauma that patients go through when they are first confronted with this condition".  Mr RD

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Urology Services

Bladder Cancer Service

The most common symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine, known as haematuria. Pain is unusual. 

The colour may vary depending on the amount of blood, and sometimes blood clots can form.

It is important to have it checked as soon as possible. Your GP can refer you to our Haematuria Clinic. 

We run four haematuria clinics a week at the Freeman Hospital. We also run clinics at: 

  • North Tyneside General Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead
  • Wansbeck General Hospital
  • Hexham General Hospital

The Newcastle Haematuria Clinic is held in the Urology Investigation Suite at the Freeman Hospital. 

More information

You can find out more about our Bladder Cancer Service, including:

  • staff you are likely to meet
  • tests you could expect, including:
    • blood tests and urine tests
    • ultrasound scans
    • x-ray or CT scan of your kidneys
    • an inspection of your bladder - also called cystoscopy using a flexible cystoscope
    • biopsies
  • links to other websites for more details
  • contacts for more information.

For more information, visit the Newcastle Urology website.


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