david37

Reason why I Quit

Discussion created by david37 on Jun 26, 2008
Latest reply on Aug 18, 2008 by robert-rubino
Causes and Risk Factors

Bladder Cancer

Cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) in the urine may lead to the development of bladder cancer. Cigarette smoking contributes to more than 50% of cases, and smoking cigars or pipes also increases the risk. I had the cancer removed from my bladder 1month ago.Doc said no more smokeing.I stoped smokeing 2 days ago.I have to go get -Heparin (Bovine) therapy in 3 months.
According to the National Cancer Institute, the highest incidence of bladder cancer occurs in industrialized countries such as the United States, Canada, and France. Incidence is lowest in Asia and South America, where it is about 70% lower than in the United States.

Incidence of bladder cancer increases with age. People over the age of 70 develop the disease 2 to 3 times more often than those aged 55–69 and 15 to 20 times more often than those aged 30–54.

Bladder cancer is 2 to 3 times more common in men. In the United States, approximately 38,000 men and 15,000 women are diagnosed with the disease each year. Bladder cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in men and the eighth most common type in women. The disease is more prevalent in Caucasians than in African Americans and Hispanics.

Outcomes