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Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer Symptoms and Causes

Bladder cancer occurs in the lining of the bladder. Bladder cancer is the second most common urologic malignancy second to prostate cancer. Smoking is a major risk factor for bladder cancer. Exposure to certain chemicals in the workplace is another. People with a family history of bladder cancer or who are older, white or male have a higher risk. Common symptoms of bladder cancer are bleeding in the urine (hematuria) and pain due to blockage of urine by blood clots. One of the most common causes of bladder cancer is a very strong connection to cigarette smoking.