The disease that I did my risk assessment on was bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is when cells in the urinary bladder lining starts to divide uncontrollably and are no longer able to control their growth. A mass of cells form from an abnormal growth causing tumors. According to the American Cancer Society or (ACS) bladder cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the United States. They approximate that over 54,300 people will be diagnosed in 2014 and cause more than 12,400 deaths. The purpose of your urinary bladder is to store urine from the kidneys. Bladder cancer has a very high percentage of coming back once you are in remission with a 75% chance that new tumors will develop again. Normally the first thing that you notice when you have bladder cancer is blood in your urine, other warning signs are change of color in you urine and pain when urinating.
There are some things that you can do to prevent bladder cancer. Although the exact cause of bladder cancer is not known. Risk factors include smoking, age, gender, race, chemicals, and chronic bladder problems like bladder stones, using cyclophosphamide, and pioglitazone hydrochloride, personal history like if you have had bladder cancer before, fluid intake, schistosomiasis, and arsenic. Those are just to name some of the risk factors that can increase your risk greatly of getting bladder cancer. Some of those factors can be changed to decrease your odds. Not smoking is one of the best ways to decrease your risk factors with bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is three times more likely to be diagnosis in men than in women.
Lifestyle choices you can make in your life to decrease your modifiable risk factors for this disease.
This section is a tough one because the exact cause of bladder cancer are not known and because of that, there is really no certain was to prevent it. Like I said before smoking is one of the leading causes of bladder cancer and literally