Can I Do Anything To Avoid Getting Bladder Cancer?

Absolutely! Some risk factors, such as your genes,can-not be changed. Many more, however, can be changed. Cigarette smoking is the biggest risk factor for getting bladder cancer. If you are a smoker, the most important thing you can do is to quit today. If someone you live with smokes, encourage that person to quit also.

What are the risk factors for bladder cancer that I could change discusses what are called modifiable risk factors. These are the lifestyle and environmental things that you can change to decrease your chances of get-ting bladder cancer. Look over this list carefully, and do everything you can to change your lifestyle now to help protect your future and your family’s future.