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Bladder Cancer + Smoking?

Calling all fellow community members! Do you believe smoking played a role in your bladder cancer diagnosis?

  1. Not in my cases in my university years I was a “social smoker”, smoking a few if out with friends. However the squamous cell carcinoma bladder cancer which I had (which is rare) is caused by repeated infection and irritation to the bladder. Laura, Moderator, BladderCancer.net

    1. @jadawalton - Yes. As someone who has worked in office settings or child care the majority of my life, I believe that the fact that my father was a regular smoker and that even when smoking regulations required "non smoking" areas in public places, I had already had enough exposure that smoke very probably caused my cancer. For anyone over the age of 30, we have all had exposure so at least second hand smoke. Linda ( moderator, Bladdercancer.net team member)

      1. Jada, I sure do believe that I earned the cancers that I have by making a lot of poor life choices. Smoked heavy for many years, obese, sedentary, worked in nasty heavy metal industrial plants with all the bad stuff. So yeah I think so. Suppose I could just be cancer prone too? But since I have been reborn (making good choices, working out, eating and weight loss-been doing much better). Dan (moderator, BladderCancer.net.

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