Urinary Bladder Cancer – Causes
Though the exact cause is not yet defined, many factors are thought to implicate in disease induction. The main cause is considered to be smoking, which appeared to quadruple the risk of developing the disease.
Carcinogenic components of smoke are inhaled by the smoker and excreted via urine. Thus, bladder mucosa is affected as urine remain for some time in the bladder until it is eliminated.
Exposure for a long time in various professional reasons (color, aromatic amines, anilines) is another important cause of bladder cancer. Other factors include synthetic sweeteners, chronic pain medication, cyclophosphamide treatment, pelvic radiotherapy and chronic inflammation.