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What is the bladder's main job?


 
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Correct Answer: Store urine

Urine is made in your kidneys and gets to your bladder through two tubes called ureters. Then the bladder stores urine until it is passed out from the body through the urethra.


 
Correct!

Your answer: Store urine

Urine is made in your kidneys and gets to your bladder through two tubes called ureters. Then the bladder stores urine until it is passed out from the body through the urethra.

 
How much urine can your bladder hold?


 
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Your answer: 2 cups

When empty, your bladder is about the size and shape of a pear. As it fills with urine, it expands and can hold between 400 and 600ml in most people!

 
Incorrect!

Correct answer: 2 cups

When empty, your bladder is about the size and shape of a pear. As it fills with urine, it expands and can hold between 400 and 600ml in most people!

 
How often do most people pee in a day?


 
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Your answer: 6 to 8

How often you go depends on how much liquid you consume in a day, but most people go between 6 and 8 times a day. If you're into drinking coffee and other caffeinated drinks, you may find yourself needing to pee more often, as caffeine can flush more liquid out of your body.

 
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Correct answer: 6 to 8

How often you go depends on how much liquid you consume in a day, but most people go between 6 and 8 times a day. If you're into your coffee and other caffeinated drinks, you may find yourself needing to pee more often, as caffeine can flush more liquid out of your body.

 
Holding on to pee for too long can increase your chances of getting a bladder infection.


 
True! If you don't empty your bladder on a regular basis, the bacteria are more likely to sit and multiply in the bladder. This can lead to a urinary tract infection.

 
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Correct answer: True

If you don't empty your bladder on a regular basis, the bacteria are more likely to sit and multiply in the bladder. This can lead to a urinary tract infection.

 
Which of the following can cause urine to look red?


 
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Your answer: All of the above

Up to 1 in 5 people may have blood in their urine from time to time. Blood in the urine is a common sign of bladder cancer, but it also has many other possible causes. Some foods, drugs and other factors may cause your urine to be red. In these cases, you do not need to be alarmed.

 
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Correct answer: All of the above

Up to 1 in 5 people may have blood in their urine from time to time. Blood in the urine is a common sign of bladder cancer, but it also has many other possible causes. Some foods, drugs and other factors may cause your urine to be red. In these cases, you do not need to be alarmed.

 
Blood is always visible in urine.


 
Correct! If blood is present in your urine, you may be able to see it or it may be invisible.

 
Incorrect!

Correct answer: False

If blood is present in your urine, you may be able to see it or it may be invisible.

 
Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for bladder cancer?


 
Correct!

Drinking too much water isn't a risk factor for bladder cancer. Most healthy people should try to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.

 
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Correct answer: Drinking too much water

Drinking too much water isn't a risk factor for bladder cancer. Most healthy people should try to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.

 
Bladder cancer is more common in men than in women.


 
True! Bladder cancer is 4 times more common in men than in women.

 
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Correct answer: True

Bladder cancer is 4 times more common in men than in women.


 
Many women experience significant delays in diagnosing bladder cancer.


 
True! Even though bladder cancer is more prevalent in men, studies have shown that women are more likely to present with more advanced tumors and have a worse prognosis than men at almost every stage of the disease.

 
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Correct answer: True

Even though bladder cancer is more prevalent in men, studies have shown that women are more likely to present with more advanced tumors and have a worse prognosis than men at almost every stage of the disease.

 
Which of the following can cause delays in women being diagnosed with bladder cancer?


 
Correct! Bladder cancer symptoms may be identical to those of a bladder infection and the two problems may occur together. If symptoms do not disappear after treatment with antibiotics, insist upon further evaluation to determine whether bladder cancer is present.


 
Incorrect!

Correct answer: All of the above

Bladder cancer symptoms may be identical to those of a bladder infection and the two problems may occur together. If symptoms do not disappear after treatment with antibiotics, insist upon further evaluation to determine whether bladder cancer is present.

 
Bladder cancer has the highest recurrence rate of any form of cancer-between 50-80 percent.


 
True! Bladder cancer has the highest chance amongst all cancers of coming back. Patients who survive bladder cancer require ongoing check-ups for many years after their first treatment.

 
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Correct answer: True

Bladder cancer has the highest chance amongst all cancers of coming back. Patients who survive bladder cancer require ongoing check-ups for many years after their first treatment.

 
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