November 14, 2005
More than half a million Americans are fighting bladder cancer today compared to just under 400,000 who are fighting lung cancer. This is bladder cancer awareness week and an Augusta woman who’s survived it wants you to know more about it. Sylvia Ramsey is spearheading a local campaign at the Georgia Military College.
“Bladder cancer is increasing, and by 2012 it will have increased by 23 percent,” Ramsey said.
The chief symptom of bladder cancer is in the urine and doctors say smoking is a risk factor, as is the use of hair dye.