Bladder Cancer Briefs April 19, 2023

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What’s the Connection Between Bladder Cancer and Environmental Exposure?

In an episode of the Bladder Cancer Matters podcast, host Rick Bangs interviewed Dr. Stella Koutros, an investigator at the National Cancer Institute and Molly Jacobs, an environmental epidemiologist specializing in environmental exposure reduction.

Dr. Koutros highlighted the fact that research shows that approximately 50% of bladder cancer cases in both men and women are linked to smoking, while work-related exposures account for 25% of cases in men and 11% in women. However, she emphasized that environmental exposures beyond smoking and the workplace also contribute to bladder cancer.

Tune in to learn more about how environmental exposures can increase your risk of carcinogen exposure and what steps you can take to reduce the risks.

Resources for Patients and Family

Knowing the risk factors that can contribute to a bladder cancer diagnosis is critical. Learn more on the BCAN web site about the risk factors of bladder cancer. Knowledge is power! Share this information with your friends and family.