Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer

Did you know?

Smoking is the greatest risk factor for bladder cancer. Smokers get bladder cancer twice as often as people who do not smoke.
http://www.bcan.org/learn/understanding-bladder-cancer/

One of the first signs of bladder cancer is darkened urine or blood in the urine. Other signs and symptoms may include frequent urination or a feeling of urgency and not being able to go, painful or slowing of urination and low back or pelvic pain.
http://www.idph.state.il.us/cancer/factsheets/bladder.htm

There is no definite way to prevent bladder cancer. Ways to reduce your risk include: avoiding exposure to carcinogenic chemicals (people who work with hair dye, paint, metal, leather and rubber are at increased risk); increasing physical activity, drinking plenty of fluids and not smoking.
http://www.idph.state.il.us/cancer/factsheets/bladder.htm

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Resources

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
(888)901-BCAN toll free or (301)215-9099
bcan.org

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA)
(888)827-7862
suna.org

American Bladder Cancer Society
(888)413-2344 toll free or (413)684-2344
bladdercancersupport.org

The American Urological Association Foundation
(800)828-7866 toll free or (410)689-3700
urologyhealth.org

United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc.
(800)826-0826
ostomy.org