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Causes of Bladder Cancer

List of causes of Bladder Cancer

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Bladder Cancer) that could possibly cause Bladder Cancer includes:

  • Tobacco smoking
  • Occupations at risk are metal industry workers, rubber industry workers, workers in the textile industry, and people who work in printing, auto mechanics have an elevated risk of bladder cancer due to their frequent exposure to hydrocarbons and petroleum-based chemicals. Hairdressers are thought to be at risk as well because of their frequent exposure to permanent hair dyes
  • Certain drugs such as cyclophosphamide and phenacetin
  • Chronic bladder irritation (infection, bladder stones, catheters, bilharzia) predisposes to squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder
More causes:see full list of causes for Bladder cancer

Bladder Cancer Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Bladder Cancer:

Bladder Cancer Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Bladder Cancer: Men 2-3 times more likely than women....more »

Bladder Cancer: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Bladder Cancer, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Bladder Cancer:

Bladder Cancer: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Bladder Cancer: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Bladder Cancer:

  • Type of bladder cell affected:
    • Transitional cell carcinoma (bladder) - more than 90% of cases
    • Squamous cell carcinomas (bladder) - about 8% of cases.
  • Stage of spreading of cancer:
    • Superficial bladder cancer - only in the lining cells; also called "carcinoma in situ".
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Bladder Cancer: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Bladder Cancer as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Bladder Cancer as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Bladder Cancer. Our database lists the following as having Bladder Cancer as a complication of that condition:

Bladder Cancer as a symptom:

Conditions listing Bladder Cancer as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Bladder Cancer. Our database lists the following as having Bladder Cancer as a symptom of that condition:

Medical news summaries relating to Bladder Cancer:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Bladder Cancer:

Related information on causes of Bladder Cancer:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Bladder Cancer may be found in:


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