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Do depression and other emotional problems increase the risk of getting bladder cancer?
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In brief: No
Emotional problems do not increase the rate of bladder cancer.
Bladder cancer is generally caused by carcinogens. Risk factors include smoking, dyes, chemicals, and benzene compounds. Although emotional problems may affect bladder symptoms such as urinary frequency, it does not increase your chances of developing bladder cancer.

In brief: No
Emotional problems do not increase the rate of bladder cancer.
Bladder cancer is generally caused by carcinogens. Risk factors include smoking, dyes, chemicals, and benzene compounds. Although emotional problems may affect bladder symptoms such as urinary frequency, it does not increase your chances of developing bladder cancer.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
In brief: Not likely
There is no evidence that depression per se increases the risk of bladder cancer.
If it leads to risky behavior such as cigarette smoking, that would be an example of an indirect link.

In brief: Not likely
There is no evidence that depression per se increases the risk of bladder cancer.
If it leads to risky behavior such as cigarette smoking, that would be an example of an indirect link.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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