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Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support on Bladder Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) data, bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eighth most common cancer in women. According to reports, 38,000 cases of the bladder cancer were diagnosed in men and 15,000 in women in the United States in 2003.

Bladder cancer is more common in males than in females. The main recognized risk factors of bladder cancer are tobacco smoking, urinary schistosomiasis, and occupational exposure to aromatic amines. Other potential risk factors for the bladder cancer include urinary tract diseases, certain drugs, genetic factors, etc.

Bladder is a hollow organ in the lower abdomen which stores urine before it leaves the body. Bladder cancer is a type of cancer in which the bladder cells experience an abnormal cell growth. It has the ability to spread to other parts of the body such as lungs, liver, bones, etc.