Bladder cancer cannot be prevented, but you may be able to reduce some of your risk for getting it.
- Stop smoking. Cigarette smokers are much more likely to get bladder cancer than nonsmokers. For help on how to quit smoking, see the topic Reference Quitting Smoking.
- Avoid exposure to industrial chemicals, such as benzene substances and arylamines. Occupational exposure from working with dyes, rubbers, textiles, paints, leathers, and chemicals raises your risk for bladder cancer.
- Avoid exposure to arsenic. Have your drinking water tested. Drink bottled water if you think that your water is contaminated with arsenic.
Eat healthy foods. Experts believe that what you eat and
drink may help prevent bladder cancer.
- Choose a Reference Reference low-fat, low-cholesterol diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. For more information, see the topic Reference Weight Management.
- Avoid Reference dehydration Opens New Window. Increase your fluid intake, particularly water. Water dilutes cancer-causing chemicals.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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