Who is most likely to get bladder cancer?
Bladder cancer most often occurs in people aged 50 to 80.
People who smoke are 4 to 7 times more likely to develop bladder cancer than non-smokers. There are other risk factors as well, such as age (over 70% of those who suffer from this disease are over 65), gender (men are more susceptible to being diagnosed with bladder cancer than women), race (white people are twice more likely to develop it than black people), exposure to chemicals like aromatic amines, reoccurring bladder problems like bladder stones or infections, chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, taking the diabetes drug pioglitazone for over one year, having schistosomiasis – a parasitic disease, suffering from Lynch syndrome, a family history of bladder cancer, having Cowden disease, low fluid consumption, bladder defects from birth, as well as arsenic exposure.
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