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Shrouded by smoke: Cigarettes a cause of bladder cancer - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

August 21, 2014

Shrouded by smoke: Cigarettes a cause of bladder cancer

Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 12:00 am

While most people know that cigarette smoking is the No. 1 risk factor for lung cancer, few realize that it is the single biggest risk factor for bladder cancer as well.

Bladder cancer is the fifth most common cancer in Americans and the most common cancer of the urinary tract. But it is largely out of the public eye, even though nearly 71,000 new cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States alone. 

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