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How does smoking cigarettes increase the risk of bladder cancer, since the smoke never gets to the bladder?

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In brief: Yes

Yes. Smoking is clearly a risk factor for bladder cancer (and also a certain type of kidney cancer).
The reason this occurs is that we believe that the metabolites are degraded and pass through the urinary tract and through prolonged exposure to these carcinogens, the cells undergo malignant changes.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Smoking is clearly a risk factor for bladder cancer (and also a certain type of kidney cancer).
The reason this occurs is that we believe that the metabolites are degraded and pass through the urinary tract and through prolonged exposure to these carcinogens, the cells undergo malignant changes.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Chris Kyle
Urology
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In brief: Many ways

The carcinogens travel throughout the body.
Smoke --> lungs --> bloodstream.

In brief: Many ways

The carcinogens travel throughout the body.
Smoke --> lungs --> bloodstream.
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