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Is bladder cancer common in young non-smokers?

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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
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In brief: No

There is a concept of dose-response which means that a cumulative dose of carcinogens (from cigarette smoke in this example) can lead to tumor development.
Consequently, the risk increases with time of exposure. Thus, older persons will carry a higher risk of cancer in this example, although occasionally relatively young patients may develop cancer of the bladder.

In brief: No

There is a concept of dose-response which means that a cumulative dose of carcinogens (from cigarette smoke in this example) can lead to tumor development.
Consequently, the risk increases with time of exposure. Thus, older persons will carry a higher risk of cancer in this example, although occasionally relatively young patients may develop cancer of the bladder.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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In brief: No

Young people are less likely to have bladder cancer.
Smokers are more likely to have associated bladder cancer compared to the age/gender matched non smokers. Being young and a non smoker is protective. It is unclear what role second hand smoke has on bladder cancer occurrence.

In brief: No

Young people are less likely to have bladder cancer.
Smokers are more likely to have associated bladder cancer compared to the age/gender matched non smokers. Being young and a non smoker is protective. It is unclear what role second hand smoke has on bladder cancer occurrence.
Dr. Marvalyn DeCambre
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