Screening/Prevention Bladder Cancer

Radiation for Uterine Cancer May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (01-20-2014)

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase the risk of bladder cancer later in life, according to the results of a study published in BJU International. Uterine (endometrial) cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women,... Continue Reading

More Evidence that Diabetes Drugs Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (08-22-2012)

A popular class of diabetes drugs called thiazolidinediones (TZDs) increases the risk of bladder cancer, according to the results of a study published early online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Bladder cancer is diagnosed in as many... Continue Reading

Diabetes Drugs May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (07-26-2012)

A class of drugs called thiazolidinediones has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer among adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published early online in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Bladder cancer is diagnosed... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (03-26-2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer (02-17-2012)

A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. These results were published in... Continue Reading

New Data Show Higher Bladder Cancer Risk for Smokers (08-29-2011)

New data suggest that the risk of bladder cancer among smokers may be higher than previous estimates. And, though women were thought to have a lower rate of smoking-attributable bladder cancer than men, it now appears that smoking accounts for half of... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (07-15-2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (04-11-2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A... Continue Reading

Selenium May Have Protective Effect Against Bladder Cancer (09-16-2010)

Data from a combined analysis of previous studies suggest that higher levels of selenium are associated with lower risk of bladder cancer. These findings were recently published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.[1] Each... Continue Reading

Components of Processed Meat May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer (08-10-2010)

People who consume a large amount of nitrite and nitrate from processed meat may be at an increased risk for developing bladder cancer, according to a study published in Cancer. Bladder cancer is diagnosed in as many as 60,000 individuals annually in... Continue Reading

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