Need another reason to stop smoking?

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There is a strong connection between smoking and getting bladder cancer. The researchers can’t go as far as to say that smoking CAUSES bladder cancer. But, they do state that smoking accounts for 50% of the “population-attributable risk” for bladder cancer in men and 52% in women.

When a patient presents to the office with blood in the urine without pain, bladder cancer is a concern that needs to be ruled out. A smoker with blood in the urine is even more concerning.

1-800-KAN-QUIT can help.

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About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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