Causes of Bladder Cancer

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Remember that having one or more risk factors does not mean that you will definitely get bladder cancer. Many people who have one or more risk factors are never effected whereas others who show none of the risk factors do develop Bladder Cancer. Risk factors are only a guide to what may increase your risk.

Risk factors


Chemicals at work

Water disinfection

Treatment for other cancers

Prostate surgery


Repeated bladder infections

Bladder stones

Diet and alcohol intake

Having had bladder cancer before

Family history

Early menopause

Bladder development before birth

Hair dye

Downs syndrome

Being overweight