While experts do not fully understand the cause of bladder cancer, they do know smokers are two to three times more likely to develop this form of cancer. Reducing your risk factors, such as smoking, is among the most important things you can do for bladder cancer prevention.
Of all new cancer cases in the US, bladder cancer accounts for approximately five percent. At Dignity Health Central Coast, our oncology services team offer guidance on how to prevent bladder cancer and information to help you stay healthy.
For answers to all of your questions about bladder cancer prevention on the Central Coast of California, Find a Doctor today.
Trusted Bladder Cancer Information at Dignity Health Central Coast
As with other cancer, early detection of signs and symptoms plays an important role with healing and recovery. Bladder cancer typically begins in the cells lining the inside of your bladder. About half of new bladder cancers are diagnosed in the very early stages before it spreads.
You can play an active role in bladder cancer prevention, by talking to your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor if you have the following:
- Urgent or frequent urination
- Trouble urinating
- Blood in your urine
- Weak urine stream
- Burning or pain with urination
These symptoms can occur with other conditions. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Dignity Health Central Coast doctors provide care with dignity for genitourinary cancers, including bladder cancer.
Reducing Your Risk Factors for Bladder Cancer
There are steps you can take to reduce your risk factors for bladder cancer.
Follow these bladder cancer prevention tips:
- Stop smoking.
- Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of vegetables and fruits.
- Avoid or limit workplace chemicals.
- Drink fluids, especially water.
For more about bladder cancer prevention and treatment on California’s Central Coast. Meet with a provider at Dignity Health.
Dignity Health cancer doctors care about your health and well-being with bladder cancer prevention on the Central Coast of California.