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What could of caused bladder cancer, could second hand smoke?

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

In theory at least: Yes. But many other causes are possible too (hair dye, aniline exposure, etc).

Answered 9/20/2013

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Bladder cancer: The most common cause of bladder is smoking cigarets. Although second hand smoke has not clearly been established as a cause fro bladder cancer, it has been the cause of lung cancer.

Answered 9/16/2013

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Not always known: Smoking, even if second hand has been linked to a variety of cancers.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Valencia Porter answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

Possible: Cigarettes moking is the most common cause, as are other chemical exposures, chronic bladder inflammation, consumption of smoked meats and nitrates, and other exposures to known carcinogens.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. George Klauber answered

Specializes in Pediatric Urology

Rare but possible: I have seen it, but not uncommon. Not uncommon in smokers.

Answered 9/18/2013

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