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Insufficient Evidence for Routine Bladder Cancer Screening

In an update to its 2004 guidance on screening for bladder cancer, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has changed its recommendation from a D (lack of evidence) to an I (insufficient evidence) statement, finding inadequate data to support disease screening for asymptomatic adults or for adults with mild lower urinary tract symptoms such as urinary frequency, hesitancy, urgency, dysuria, or nocturia.

Nocturia May Increase Mortality Risk

SAN FRANCISCO—Nocturia, defined as two or more urinations per night, is associated with an increased risk of death, even after adjusting for comorbidities known to increase mortality, according to two new studies presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting.

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