Hassan El Hajj

bladder cancer

Risks factors

Anything that increases your chance of getting a disease is called a risk factor. Several risk factors have been identified for bladder cancer. These include: Tobacco: Any form of regular tobacco use, such as smoking cigarettes or cigars or arguileh, increases your chance of developing bladder cancer. This risk is proportional to both duration (years …

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According to the most updated WHO GLOBOCAN statistics, bladder cancer is the ninth most common cancer worldwide with about 430,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012. Lebanon has the second highest rate of bladder cancer worldwide when both genders are considered1. Projected estimates for the year 2018 suggest rising trends of bladder cancer in both men …

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