Today I’m going to talk to you about bladder cancer. Well, the reason I need to do this is because I have to make sure to attack the ugly “Cancer” from every angle.
According to the Gale Virtual Reference library, bladder cancer is a disease in which the cells lining the urinary bladder lose the ability to regulate their growth and start dividing uncontrollably.
Let’s see, what are some of the causes of bladder cancer?
According to Mayo clinic staff, it is not always clear what causes bladder cancer. Bladder cancer has been linked to smoking, a parasitic infection, radiation and chemical exposure.
Now, I know that it has been a while since I spoke about tobacco and cancer, but for those who remember, didn’t I warn you about tobacco? You need to stay alert guys, stay away from tobacco. It will prolong your life. It has been said, better safe than sorry. Let’s stand for life and stay aware.
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for bladder cancer in the United States are for 2012:
• About 73,510 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed (about 55,600 in men and 17,910 in women).
• About 14,880 deaths from bladder cancer (about 10,510 in men and 4,370 in women).
The rates of new cancers and of cancer deaths have been fairly stable over the past 20 years. More than 500,000 people in the United States are survivors of this cancer.
It’s time for all to hold the yellow ribbon as a sign of bladder awareness; we need to take charge over our bodies.