CancerBro, can you please explain the bladder cancer risk factors in detail?
Whites are about twice as likely to develop bladder cancer as African Americans. Asian Americans and American Indians have slightly lower rates of bladder cancer.
It is more commonly seen in the elderly as the risk of bladder cancer increases with age. Also, it is more common in men than women.
Smoking is one of the most common risk factors for bladder cancer, and the incidence increases with intensity and duration of smoking. Exposure to industrial chemicals like aromatic amines, used in dye industry can cause bladder cancer.
The risk factors are occupational exposure to organic chemicals used in rubber, leather, textile, and paint industries. Heavy exposure to hair dyes in painters, printers, hairdressers and machinists may also predispose to bladder cancer.
Previous history of cancer treatment of cancer treatment with certain chemotherapy agents or radiation may also predispose to bladder cancer. The previous history of bladder cancer in the family may increase the risk in other family members.
Other probable causes of bladder cancer are repeated bladder catheterizations, Schistosoma hematobium infection, and recurrent UTIs.
So, these were the risk factors for bladder cancer. Thanks, CancerBro, these risk factors if kept in mind may help to prevent the disease.
Absolutely, prevention is always better than cure.
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