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Bladder Cancer

April 24, 2019

What Is It?

This type of cancer occurs in the bladder — the organ that stores urine. The bladder has an inner lining surrounded by a layer of muscle. Bladder cancer begins in the inner lining of the bladder. It is usually discovered before it has spread past this lining.

Risk factors for bladder cancer include:

  • Cancer-causing substances such as tobacco smoke and chemicals in the environment
  • Exposure to certain industrial chemicals
  • Long-standing bladder stones

Bladder cancer tends to return in people who have had the disease.

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