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How does cigarette smoking cause bladder cancer? If yes, then how often?

How does cigarette smoking cause bladder cancer?  If yes, then how often?

See answer: Perhaps a better way to answer is that approximately 50% of bladder cancers are thought to be caused by smoking. It is far more difficult to assign an absolute risk of cancer development in a given smoker. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How does smoking cigarettes cause some cancers?

How does smoking cigarettes cause some cancers?

Tobacco: When burned produces a number of arylhydrocarbons, and other carcinogens that directly attack human dna leading to mutations. Some are repaired, others propagate over time, mean time, nicotine addicts. The more exposure, probabilistic risk increases for cancer, cardiovascular and lung disease. Evidence is overwhelming indisputable.. ...Read more

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How can cigarette smoking cause bladder cancer?

How can  cigarette smoking cause bladder cancer?

Carcinogens: Cancer causing compounds in the smoke get inhaled and enter your bloodstream. While the lungs get the first pass, the kidneys and liver have to get rid of them. ...Read more

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So what specifically is happening when a heavy smoker begins to get recurring pleuritis directly caused by the cigarette smoking? No cancer or asthma

So what specifically is happening when a heavy smoker begins to get recurring pleuritis directly caused by the cigarette smoking? No cancer or asthma

Good question: To attribute recurrent pleuritis to smoking cigarettes is perhaps problematic. I'm not an expert in recurring pleuritis but i would be looking for other possibilities. Chronic coughing might make irritation of the pleura more likely but i'm not aware of the chronic bronchitis so common in smokers being the source of pleuritis you may have heard this from someone who knows more than i or not. ...Read more

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How can smoking cigarettes cause cancer?

How can smoking cigarettes cause cancer?

Serious consequence: Smoking causes more than four in five cases of lung cancer. Lung cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of all cancers. Tobacco smoke contains more than 70 different cancer-causing substances. When you inhale smoke, these chemicals enter your lungs and spread around the rest of your body. Scientists have shown that these chemicals can damage dna and change important genes. ...Read more

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Smoking how many cigarettes a day cause cancer?

Smoking how many cigarettes a day cause cancer?

100: 100 cigarretes on a lifetime increases risk for at least 10 years. However about 20% of smokers end up with lung cancer on their lifetime.However everybody does get emphysema to various degrees and accelerated arteriosclerosis triggering heart attacks and strokes at a younger age by persistent cigarrete smoking.Animal experiments dogs usually get cancer after 13, 000cigs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how smoking cigarettes cause cancer?

Can you tell me how smoking cigarettes cause cancer?

Nobody truly knows: but the chronic irritation of certain aromatic hydrocarbons in the smoke ("tars") progressively irritates cells, increases the number that die, with new ones taking their place that over many years become more and more abnormal (metaplasia), finally becoming very abnormal (dysplasia) and ultimately becoming cancer (neoplasia). I do not know the exact cellular mechanisms, but some scientists do. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some diseases/kinds of cancer caused by smoking cigarettes?

Could you tell me what are some diseases/kinds of cancer caused by smoking cigarettes?

Lots: One of the worst and most deadly is oral cancer. When you get your teeth cleaned at your dentist's office make sure they include an oral cancer screening. ...Read more

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How long does it take before cigarette smoking to give you lung cancer?

How long does it take before cigarette smoking to give you lung cancer?

Wish we knew: The medical community wishes we knew the answer to this question. It's not as simple as #of years smoking=risk of cancer. There are other factors related to contracting cancer - genetic disposition and other "triggers". If you're currently smoking, the sooner you quit - the better! that we know for sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cigarette Smoking (Definition)

Cigarette smoking is the smoking of cigarettes. Smoking ...Read more