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  Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer  
 
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Risk factors for Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer:
 
 
Environment / Toxicity  Cigarette Smoke Damage

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  Cancer / Risk - General Measures
 
 

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

  Vegetarian/Vegan 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.


Not recommended:
  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

  Test AMAS (AntiMalignin Antibody Screen)

Mineral

  Calcium-D-Glucarate

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]


Not recommended:
  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
 
 


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