Bladder cancer

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Reducing your risk for bladder cancer

You may lower your risk of developing bladder cancer by doing the following.

Be a non-smoker

Not smoking is the best way to lower your risk for bladder cancer. If you smoke, you can get help to quit.

Avoid or reduce your exposure to cancer-causing substances

Follow safety rules when you work with chemicals. Ask your employer for information about and protective equipment for working with hazardous materials.

If needed, take steps to lower high levels of arsenic in your drinking water.

More information about preventing cancer

Learn what you can do to prevent cancer.

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Dr Shawn Li I’m extremely grateful to the Canadian Cancer Society for funding my research with an Innovation Grant.

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Great progress has been made

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Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.

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