Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

 


Risk factors for Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

Environment / Toxicity  


Symptoms - Cancer  

History of bladder cancer



Symptoms - Food - Beverages  

(High) coffee consumption

Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers.




Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer can lead to

Risks  



Recommendations for Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

Botanical  

Green / Oolong / BlackTea (Camellia sinensis)

Regular and substantial consumption of green tea may provide protective effect against this type of cancer.



Diet  


 

Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance

Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers.



 

Soy Isoflavones (genistein, daidzein)

A higher dietary soy intake was associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer in a study of adults in Singapore

who were followed for three years or longer. [Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2002;11(12): pp.1674-7]



Lab Tests/Rule-Outs  


Mineral  


Vitamins  

Vitamin E

Ten years of regular supplemental vitamin E intake, but not regular use of shorter duration was associated with a reduced risk of bladder cancer mortality in a study of 991,522 adults in the United States. [Am J Epidemiol 2002;156(11): pp.1002-10]



 

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

In a very large study, the regular supplementation with vitamin C was not associated with the risk of bladder cancer mortality.

Am J Epidemiol 2002;156(11): pp.1002-10



Key

Weak or unproven link
Strong or generally accepted link
Proven definite or direct link
May do some good
May have adverse consequences

Glossary

Cancer

Refers to the various types of malignant neoplasms that contain cells growing out of control and invading adjacent tissues, which may metastasize to distant tissues.

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