Everything Thing You Need To Know About The 17 Types Of Cancer
Kinds of Cancer:
Bladder cancer risk factors include smoking, genetic mutations, and exposure to certain chemicals.
Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the bladder, it is called bladder cancer. Each year in the United States, about 57,000 men and 18,000 women get bladder cancer, and about 12,000 men and 5,000 women die from the disease.
To lower the risk of bladder cancer, don’t smoke and be especially careful around certain kinds of chemicals.
What Is the Bladder?
The bladder (sometimes called the urinary bladder) is a balloon-shaped organ in your lower abdomen, near the pelvis. It stores urine from the kidneys until it is passed out of the body.
What Are the Symptoms of Bladder Cancer?
- Blood in the urine. This is the most common symptom.
- Having to urinate often.
- Pain while urinating.
- Back pain.
- Pelvic pain.
These symptoms can also come from other conditions. If you have any of them, talk to your doctor, which is the only way to find out what may be causing them.
What Causes Bladder Cancer?
Smoking is the most important risk factor for bladder cancer. Other risk factors include—
- Having a family history of bladder cancer.
- Having certain gene mutations (unusual changes made when your body’s cells are dividing).
- Being exposed to too much of certain workplace chemicals used in processing paint, dye, metal, and petroleum products.
- Taking some kinds of chemotherapy drugs.
- Drinking well water contaminated with arsenic.
- Taking the Chinese herb Aristolochia fangchi.
- Having chronic urinary tract infections (including those caused by Schistosoma haematobium).
How Can I Reduce My Risk for Bladder Cancer?
To lower the risk of bladder cancer, don’t smoke (and if you do, quit) and be especially careful around certain kinds of chemicals.external icon
Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. Talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.
Screening tests and the HPV vaccine can help prevent cervical cancer.
If you are 50 years old or older, get screened. Screening tests can help prevent colorectal cancer or find it early, when treatment works best.
Five main types of cancer affect a woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. As a group, they are referred to as gynecologic cancers.
Head and Neck Cancers
Cancers of the head and neck include cancers that start in several places in the head and throat, not including brain cancers or cancers of the eye.
Smoking is the most important risk factor for kidney and renal pelvis cancers. To lower your risk, don’t smoke, or quit if you do.
To lower your risk for liver cancer, get vaccinated against Hepatitis B, get tested for Hepatitis C, and avoid drinking too much alcohol.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The most important thing you can do to lower your lung cancer risk is to quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke.
Lymphoma is a general term for cancers that start in the lymph system. The two main kinds of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells. In myeloma, the cells grow too much, forming a mass or tumor in the bone marrow.
Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. But when ovarian cancer is found early, treatment works best.
Most prostate cancers grow slowly and don’t cause any health problems in men who have them. Learn more and talk to your doctor before you decide to get tested or treated for prostate cancer.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning.
To lower the risk of thyroid cancer, avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation, including radiation from medical imaging procedures, especially in young children and around the head and neck.
Uterine cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive system.
Vaginal and Vulvar Cancers
Vaginal and vulvar cancers are rare, but all women are at risk for these cancers. Read More