What You Need to Know About Smoking and Bladder Cancer with Dr. Richard Matulewicz

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In this special episode released on November 18, 2021 – the day of the Great American Smokeout – host Rick Bangs and Dr. Richard Matulewicz, a urologic oncologist and an assistant professor at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, talk about smoking and bladder cancer.  They discuss:

  • Who is smoking in 2021
  • The fact that more than half of all bladder cancer cases can be directly tied to the effects of smoking – second only to lung cancer
  • The types of bladder cancer that smokers tend to get
Dr. Richard Matulewicz
  • How smoking impacts bladder cancer treatments
  • That quitting smoking requires a team of people to help – it is not just up to the smoker
  • Success factors in quitting smoking
  • What Dr. Matulewicz would tell a patient who is trying to improve their smoking cessation results

We encourage you to visit the “Smoking and Bladder Cancer” page on our web site for more information as well as smoking cessation resources.