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Smoking linked with bladder cancer

July 31, 2008 11:13:49 AM PDT
A new study found that smoking is a major risk factor for bladder cancer.Researchers say smoking is believed to be responsible for half of the cases of bladder cancer.

However, according to the study, only 22 percent of patients with early-stage bladder cancer knew that smoking contributes to the disease.

Researchers say smokers with bladder cancer who quit reduce their risk of recurrence by about 30 percent compared with patients who continue to smoke.


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