Individuals who develop bladder cancer are more likely to have certain risk factors for the disease. A risk factor is something that increases the chance of developing a disease.
Bladder Cancer Risk Factors
Although the exact cause of bladder cancer is unknown, certain factors can increase the risk of developing bladder cancer:
- Eating a diet high in fried food and fat
- Exposure to substances such as rubber, dyes in textiles, paint and hairdressing supplies
This does not mean that if you have one or more of these factors you will develop bladder cancer, but you may want to speak with a Penn Medicine physician to determine your risk.