Bladder cancer cannot be prevented, but you may be
able to reduce some of your risk for getting it.
- Stop smoking. Cigarette smokers are much more likely to get bladder cancer
than nonsmokers. For help on how to quit smoking, see the topic
- Avoid exposure to
industrial chemicals, such as benzene substances and arylamines. Occupational
exposure from working with dyes, rubbers, textiles, paints, leathers, and
chemicals raises your risk for bladder cancer.
exposure to arsenic. Have your drinking water tested. Drink bottled
water if you think that your water is contaminated with
- Eat healthy foods. Experts believe that what you eat and
drink may help prevent bladder cancer.
- Choose a
low-fat, low-cholesterol diet that includes plenty of
fruits and vegetables. For more information, see the topic
dehydration. Increase your fluid intake, particularly
water. Water dilutes cancer-causing chemicals.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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