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Does HPV cause bladder cancer?

Does HPV cause bladder cancer?

No: Hpv is a viral infection linked to genital warts and cervical cancer in women. There are over 65 different types of the virus; some are more aggressive than others. However, hpv has not been linked to the future development of bladder cancer. ...Read more

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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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Why is bladder cancer cytology positive and HPV negative?

Why is bladder cancer cytology positive and HPV negative?

Different issues: Hpv infection has not been shown to cause bladder cancer, therefore bladder/urine cytology and hpv infection are unrelated. ...Read more

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Could chronic utis cause bladder cancer?

Could chronic utis cause bladder cancer?

Possible but rare: Rarely, chronic inflammatory conditions of the bladder including chronic infections or chronic catheterization can lead to bladder cancer. ...Read more

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Is bladder cancer caused by a virus?

Is bladder cancer caused by a virus?

No: Not for most cancers in the US. In Egypt, the most common bladder cancer is caused by a parasite (S. haematobium), but that's pretty rare in the US. ...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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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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Why is actos (pioglitazone) still on market although it's confirmed to cause bladder cancer?

Why is actos (pioglitazone) still on market although it's confirmed to cause bladder cancer?

Not conclusive: There is not confirmation that it causes bladder cancer. The study you are mentioning was done in france where there is a very high percentage of smokers. Smoking can increase the level of bladder cancer. Kaiser is currently doing a large study to see if there is any association. Most of us still use Actos (pioglitazone) with our patients. Diabetes can be a bad disease also. ...Read more

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Grandpa has bladder cancer and CLL leukemia. What causes these? So i know what to do to avoid ever developing either of these

Grandpa has bladder cancer and CLL leukemia. What causes these? So i know what to do to avoid ever developing either of these

Preventention of Can: Cancer is primarily a disease of the older age groups (>65 year olds). From that perspective you are too young to worry about it. yet there are precautions you can/should take to reduce your risk of developing cancer. This requires you to live a Healthy lifestyle, meaning a healthy Diet(ample vegies and fruits) and regular exercise so that your weight is normal; stay away from Smoking and alcohol ...Read more

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What usually causes bladder cancer?

What usually causes bladder cancer?

Several factors...: Smoking tobacco increases your risk of bladder cancer by causing harmful chemicals to accumulate in your urine. Chemicals linked to bladder cancer risk include arsenic and chemicals used in the manufacture of dyes, rubber, leather, textiles and paint products. Urinary schistosomiasis (a parasitic infection endemic in egypt, africa and the middle east) is associated with bladder cancer. ...Read more

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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


Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more