Smoking Causes More Than Half Of Bladder Cancer Cases, And Patients Who Smoke Know It

November 11, 2014 5:04 PM

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(Reuters Health) - More than half of bladder cancers in the U.S. are the result of smoking, and 90 percent of smokers with the disease are aware of the connection, according to a new study.

"Bladder cancer is actually the second most common smoking-related cancer, second only to lung," said lead author Dr. Jeffrey C. Bassett of Kaiser Permanente Southern California in Anaheim.

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