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					Bladder cancer - the bladder and cancer

The Bladder is a term used to refer to the urinary bladder in the body.
The urinary bladder stores urine until it is removed to the outside of
the body. The urine from the kidney is collected in the bladder which is
muscular and elastic in nature. Sometimes, the cells in the lining of the
bladder begin to behave abnormally. The cells develop into tumors which
may be cancerous in nature. When a cancer develops in the bladder it is
referred to as the bladder cancer. This is a malignant type of tumor
which can spread in the entire body and can even prove to be fatal.

Cancers of all types occur due uncontrolled cell division activity in
some cells of the body. The activity of cell division is strongly
controlled by the oncogene. Now, most cells have a specific cell life.
After certain duration of time cells die and new cells are formed. But,
in a mutated condition and due to environmental factors, oncogenic ells
can lead to repeated division. In other words, cells which are supposed
to die may not expire but to the contrary may continue to divide and form
new cells such uncontrolled behavior leads to cancers. This behavior
which is caused by the activation of oncogenes can occur for various
reasons like viral infection.

Personal habits like smoking and drinking are major reasons for
occurrence of bladder cancer. Tobacco is extremely harmful to the
bladder. Habits and addictions that include excessive intake of tobacco
and alcohol have a greater chance of creating dysfunctional and
abnormally functioning cells. Though passive smoking is not known to be
the reason for developing malignant tumors, it is known to be injurious
to health. Some researchers also suggest that direct contact with
carcinogenic agents during excretion though urine could also be
responsible for development of cancers. But this is not confirmed.

It is noted that people who drink a lot of water are less prone to
developing a Bladder cancer. Further, almost thirty percent cases occur
due to inappropriate exposure to harmful agents. Occupational hazards
also lead to severe conditions. Buss drivers, mechanics, and stylists who
regularly deal with cosmetics are subjected to chemicals which can be
carcinogenic. Nevertheless, one should stay abreast with top medical news
and advancement. Being aware of the healthy ways of living as well as
various methods of treatment is always good for any individual.

				
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