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.