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Bladder Cancer Risk Factors

Smoking
It is a major risk factor. Cigarette smokers develop Bladder Cancer two to three times more often than non–smokers. Quitting this habit reduces the risk of Bladder Cancer, lung cancer, and several other types of cancer, as well as a number of other diseases.

Occupational Risk
Workers in some occupations are at a higher risk of getting Bladder Cancer because of exposure to carcinogens at the workplace. An increased risk is seen in people working in rubber, chemical and leather industries. Hairdressers, machinists, metal workers, printers, painters, textile workers, and truck drivers could also be at risk.

People who think they may be at risk for developing Bladder Cancer, should discuss this concern with their doctor. The doctor may suggest ways to reduce the risk and plan an appropriate schedule for checkups.

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