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Bladder Cancer - Causes and Risk Factors

The following factors may increase the risk of bladder cancer:

  • Exposure to chemicals — Being exposed to certain chemicals or industrial compounds in the workplace or the environment may significantly increase the risk of bladder cancer. Of particular risk are a type of dyes that include "azo" compounds. In most cases, it takes many years after the chemical exposure for the person to develop bladder cancer, although in many cases, direct causation is difficult to establish.
  • Cigarette smoke — People who smoke cigarettes have a two to fourfold increased risk of bladder cancer compared with never smokers.
  • Family history — A family history of bladder cancer probably increases a person's risk of developing the cancer, especially in those who smoke cigarettes.

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