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Bladder cancer ‘probably more common than you realize’


Bladder cancer gets one of the most exciting awareness ribbons; it’s marigold, blue and purple.

But the disease itself doesn’t get a lot of attention.

“It’s probably more common than you realize,” said Dr. Brent Carlyle, a urologist at Rome Medical Practice and AMP Urology in Rome. “Generally smokers are the ones who get it. About 75 percent of the time, people who get bladder cancer have a smoking history.”

People exposed to chemicals, such as hairdressers or factory workers; people with frequent bladder infections; people who have been treated with radiation for prostate cancer; and people with a Middle Eastern parasitic infection are also at higher risk,…

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