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Bladder cancer occurs in the bladder – the organ, located in the pelvic area that stores urine. The most common bladder cancer forms on the inside bladder lining.


Bladder cancer symptoms may include:

  • Blood in urine.
  • Painful urination.
  • Frequent urination.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, consult a MemorialCare Physician partner.

Risk Factors & Prevention 

You are at a greater risk for bladder cancer if you:

  • Smoke or are exposed to smoke.
  • Are exposed to manufacturing chemicals used in dyes, rubber, leather, textiles and paint products.
  • Are exposed to drugs with cyclophosphamide or arsenic – used to treat cancer and some other conditions.
  • Are over the age of 40.
  • Are Caucasian.
  • Are male.
  • Have a family history of bladder cancer or have inherited certain mutations in genes that can increase the risk of bladder cancer.
  • Or, have had bladder cancer before.

The causes of bladder cancer are unknown. To help prevent bladder cancer, take antioxidant vitamins and do not smoke. Understanding your genetic make-up with genetic counseling can help determine your risk.


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