Drogosis Achillefs Urological Surgeon Athens Greece

BLADDER CANCER PREVENTION

There is no safe and guaranteed way to prevent bladder cancer.

However, certain preventive measures can reduce the risk of developing bladder cancer:

  • Smoking cessation: bladder cancer frequency is 2 to 3 times higher in smokers
  • Avoidance of exposure to occupational chemicals: workers in a number of industries, such as paints, rubber, textile, as well as hair-salon employees must take all precautions (gloves, masks)
  • Plenty of fluid intake and drink mainly water during the day: it helps urine dilute and excrete the substances responsible for bladder cancer
  • Diet rich in fruit and vegetables: vegetables contain antioxidants which reduce the risk of developing cancer