Bladder Cancer Prevention
There is a number of proven risk factors for bladder cancer. Avoidance of these risk factors can help prevent bladder cancer recurrence.
Avoid exposure to industrial chemicals and dyes.
Do not smoke; if you smoke quit smoking now.
[col type=”three-fourth last”]Studies have shown that smokers are at increased risk for bladder cancer. Former smokers are also at increased risk for bladder cancer even 20 years after stopping smoking.
However former smokers are at lower risk for bladder cancer than current smokers. Patients diagnosed with bladder cancer are advised to quit smoking.
Diet high in fruits, vegetables and anti-oxidants.
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Healthy diet high in fruits, vegetables and antioxidants is helpful to preventing normal cells transforming into cancer cells. Consumption of animal fats should be minimized.
For patients with higher risk non-invasive bladder cancer, intravesical therapy with BCG or mytomycin C has been shown to prevent recurrences and is advocated by Dr. Shteynshlyuger.