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BLOOD in your urine could be a sign of bladder or kidney cancer – that’s the message from a new awareness campaign.

According to Hampshire County Council, around 400 new cases of kidney and bladder cancer are diagnosed each year.

That’s why it is supporting the latest Be Clear on Cancer campaign called Blood in Pee.

The campaign aims to improve awareness that blood in urine is a key symptom of bladder or kidney cancer, and those who notice it should see their doctor without delay.

Councillor Liz Fairhurst, member for public health, said: ‘We want to raise awareness that if you find blood in your pee, even if it is “just the once” it is not normal.

‘Knowing the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancers and going to see your doctor early if you have any of them could save your life. You will not be wasting their time and if it is not serious your mind will be put at rest.’

To find out more about the symptoms of kidney or bladder cancer, visit nhs.uk/bloodinpee.