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Holdorfs
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My Doctor told me that my bladder cancer was caused because I was a smoker. I under went BCG, quit smoking and my cancer has not returned. If any of you smoke my advise to you is to quit. Its a pay me know or pay me later situation.

Thanks,

holdorfs

Military
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Joined: Mar 2004

I was told the same thing. However this does not explain those who never smoked having bladder cancer. USC Norris is undertaking a study to isolate a gene that perhaps has the potential to mutate and cause this form of cancer. The study is on going.

3oclockwatch
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Joined: Sep 2009

Well, there's always the problem of second-hand smoke. It used to be if you went to bars or restaurants -- or even church one-dish suppers -- you couldn't avoid it.

dorothy ruth
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Joined: Feb 2013

If so - is a man still smoking with bladder cancer at more of a risk . I know the obvious answer would be yes in anyone smoking but is brain cancer more of a risk to someone who went undectected with bladder cancer ; then continued smoking ?

 

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sheridan
Posts: 14
Joined: Jan 2005

My bladder cancer was unrelated to smoking but to be on the safe side (why push my luck) I stopped smoking April 27th, 2005. I figure I have saved $2,500 to $3,500 per year, not including lighters.

SHERIDAN

GregLW.
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Joined: Nov 2006

Hi,

so if I read your contention right Sheridan - your BC was not caused by smoking but by worrying about the cost of smoking ;-) well as for blind trials I would hazard a guess that your certainty that smoking played no part in your BC is the blind bit, the trial is how to donate all that money you have saved to awareness of Bladder & Kidney Cancers!!

Regards,
Greg

sheridan
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Joined: Jan 2005

Gee I haven't been on this site for a while. Actually my bladder cancer was caused by my not emptying the bladder since probably when I was a child. My urethra was small so I was always not completely empty and over years it developed into three tumors. The first surgery I had the doctor enlarged my urethra and I noticed the difference right away. I am still glad I stopped smoking.

SHERIDAN

auquadog1
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Joined: Sep 2009

I'M SO VERY GLAD FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS QUIT SMOKING. THERE IS A STRONG RELATION BETWEEN THE TWO AND I HAVE A BROTHER WHO IS SUFFERING FROM ADVANCED INVASIVE BLADDER CANCER NOW. IT'S HORRIBLE WHAT HE HAS TO GO THROUGH AND THE PROGNOSIS IS NOT GOOD. HE STILL HAS A LOT OF TREATMENT AHEAD, I KNOW IT WILL BE A ROUGH ROAD. ALSO, ANYONE WHO HAS RETINA BLASTOMA, HAS A 50% GREATER CHANCE OF DEVELOPING BLADDER CANCER LATER IN LIFE. HE'S 42 AND WAS BORN WITH RETINA BLASTOMA AT 9 MONTHS OLD. WE ONLY RECENTLY FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS A CONNECTION RETINA BLASTOMA AND BLADDER CANCER.
WISH YOU ALL THE BEST!
AUQUADOG1

Brigitte777
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Joined: Jun 2010

You know, I downloaded a lot of articles and books on the matter from torrent search because I studied this issue at the medical university. I sympathize with you very much. It must be awful and extremely difficult to live with, but I believe that he'll recover soon and will lead a quiet and happy life. Of course, I don't know how to help and what to recommend. I only want to provide you with my strong countenance. I wish you all the best.

cnies
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Joined: Dec 2009

I am a two year bladder cancer. It was Stage IV, was in the bladder walls and was in my lymph nodes on both sides of the groin. I had a radical cystectomy. I now wear a bag. I had four treatments of chemo using Cisplatin and Taxotere together. They were six hour treatments. I finished my chemo in Sept 2008, and the radiation in Jan 2009. I am showing no signs of cancer during my CT scans. I had my chemo port removed a couple weeks ago as the doctor does not think I will need it. I was NEVER a smoker! Every doctor asked me at least 2 times about smoking; they seemed to doubt my answer. Don't listen to statistics. Just live long enough to change the statistics!

Daddys Girl 561
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Joined: Jun 2010

My dad smokes too. I'd bet anything it was the cause of his cancer.

qwe
Posts: 125
Joined: Jan 2009

My husband had bladder cancer in 1997 he had 10 tumors no lie all tumor were cancer
but the cancer did not got through the bladder wall an act of God my husband had to
have biopsy 2 time a year for 2 years he also had treatments at the Dr's office for a wail
he has not had any cancer scene 1997 he also quit smoke that year.

This was an ACT OF GOD!!!!!! And I say thank you god.

shivareddy
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Joined: Apr 2011

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kallyson
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Joined: Nov 2010

All the smokers in the world are aware that they need to quit, they are all aware of the cancer risks but still the statistics show a growing number of smokers every year. It looks like their addiction is stronger that the will improve their health chances. Quitting smoking is a hard struggle, after several attempts and failures I finally quit with the help of a drug rehab program and I am so proud I succeeded. I realize now that smoking wasn't my every day pleasure, it was actually my every day worry.

mosaicnasa
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Joined: Jun 2011

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ChristinaG11
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Joined: Nov 2013

Smoking can certainly up the ante for any kind of cancer but for your doctor to say definitively your cancer was caused because of your smoking is in no way proveable.   USC/Norris told me there is a genetic marker for the development of this type of cancer.  It can be caused by exposure to plastics/plastic manufacturing chemicals and other enviornmental pollutants.  It can be caused by certain analgesics.  Many of us who have never smoked have this cancer.  

Way to blame the victim, Doc.  

 

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