Cigarette smoking implicated in half of bladder cancers in women – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. In 2011, approximately 69,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in the United States, and close to 15,000 will die from the disease. Now new research is showing that current cigarette smokers have a higher risk of bladder cancer than previously reported, and the risk in women is now comparable to that in men. The NIH’s Dr. Neal Freedman, adds that those who quit smoking have lower bladder cancer risk.
Freedman: So it's less than current smokers but at the same time, there’s still a higher risk among former smokers than never-smokers.
Narrator: For more information on this research, smoking and bladder cancer risk, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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