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About 79,000 cases of bladder cancer will be reported this year in the US, according to the American Cancer Society. However, the disease is very treatable in the early stages, making cancer screenings very important for your health.
At Dignity Health, our primary care doctors and oncologists work together to provide expert support and treatment for the prevention of bladder cancer in the Bay Area. If you’d like to learn more about prevention, Find a Doctor near you.
Researchers have determined there are certain risk factors that can increase your risk of bladder cancer. These include:
While there is no definite way to prevent bladder cancer, regular checkups and screenings can help your doctor detect any abnormalities early, before you notice symptoms.
You can also take proactive steps to lower your bladder cancer risk factors by following these guidelines:
Talk with your Dignity Health doctor if you have any changes in bladder function or urination.
Dignity Health hospitals in the Bay Area offer complete care, including all recommended screenings for men and women, for bladder cancer prevention in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.