Health Risk Assessment: Evaluating Your Risk for Bladder Cancer

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How do I evaluate my risk for bladder cancer?

Health Risk Assessment: Evaluating Your Risk for Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is a fairly sneaky cancer, in that many people have not heard of it. Despite this fact, bladder cancer is relatively common in America, with 60,000 people diagnosed yearly.

To do a health risk assessment for bladder cancer, evaluate the risk factors below.

Age - Your bladder cancer risk increases with age. It's most common in people over 65.

Gender – Men are at higher bladder cancer risk than women.

Smoking – Smokers are at higher risk for bladder cancer.

Workplace chemicals – Certain chemicals can damage DNA which can lead to cancer. The rubber, aluminum, and textile industries use such chemicals. Exposure increases your risk.

Family history – If someone in your immediate family (mother, father, siblings) has bladder cancer, your risk is higher.

   

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