A member asked:

How does smoking cause bladder cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

A large number of the chemicals in tobacco smoke are carcinogenic. Many of these compounds are excreted into the urine that sits in the bladder and affects the lining of the urinary bladder. Tobacco carcinogens reach the bladder through blood stream as well.

Answered Mar 17, 2012

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Dr. Gene Wong answered

Specializes in Radiation Oncology

Just like lung cancer and smoking, there is association between bladder cancer and smoking. The carcinogens taken up by the body are excreted into the urine which was held in the bladder and all those chemicals can then act on the lining of the bladder to cause cancer.

Answered May 27, 2016

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi answered

Specializes in Urology

Smoking is one of the leading causes of bladder cancer. In fact very recent studies have shown an even higher link between smoking and bladder cancer thanv previously thought.

Answered Apr 13, 2014

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Dr. Richard Sarle answered

Specializes in Urology

Most common cause.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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