Cancer is a deadly condition that’s caused by cells growing and reproducing uncontrollably.
These cancerous cells can destroy the surrounding tissue, which includes healthy cells and organs.
Eating an unhealthy diet, smoking, and not doing enough regular exercise are all risk factors for cancer.
You could be at risk of the disease if you find a red tinge to your urine, it’s been revealed.
The red colour in your urine could be blood, and should be checked by a doctor, warned the NHS.
The blood in your urine may be bright pink, red, or dark brown.
Finding blood in your wee could be an early warning sign of prostate cancer if you’re a man, it added.
You could also be at risk of prostate cancer if you pass more urine than normal, have a weak flow, or if you struggle to start peeing.
Just because you find blood in your urine, or have any other warning signs of prostate cancer, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have the disease.
“Prostate cancer does not usually cause any symptoms until the cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis,” said the NHS.
“These symptoms do not always mean you have prostate cancer. Many men’s prostates get larger as they get older because of a non-cancerous condition called prostate enlargement.”
If you find blood in your urine, you should still see a doctor even if you don’t have any other symptoms, or if it has only happened once.
“Blood in your urine could come from anywhere in the urinary tract – the bladder, kidneys or urethra.”
But a red tinge to urine may not necessarily be caused by blood, added the NHS.
Your wee may appear redder than normal if you’ve recently eaten beetroot, or if you’ve started taking a new medicine, it said.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to be diagnosed in men in the UK.
It usually develops slowly, so there may not be any warning signs for a number of years.
Common warning signs of prostate cancer include having to strain while you pee, or feeling like your bladder is not empty – even after just using the toilet.
If the cancer spreads to other parts of the body, patients may develop bone or back pain.
A pain in the testicles, a loss of appetite, or unexplained weight loss should also be seen by a GP.