Talk:Bladder cancer

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Fluid intake[edit]

The current version states that bladder cancer has a significantly reduced incidence among those who drink much liquid. The phrasing suggests that the reference is (Brinkman, Zeegers, 2008). But, the abstract of that article states "No clear association could be determined for beef, eggs, processed meats and total fluid intake."

It seems to me that a citation is missing. Rgrig (talk) 06:15, 16 October 2012 (UTC)


Educate me: Why are [div] tags preferable to [table] tags? Mkweise 02:21 Mar 7, 2003 (UTC)


Edited this section a bit Jfbcubed 20:16, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Contradiction[edit] (talk · contribs) feels that the article contradicts itself when stating that bladder ca, while not inherited, may be more common in those with a family history. This is absolutely not a contradiction; there are many diseases that are not hereditable in the way haemophilia and colour blindness are, but seem to have a genetic predisposition. Diabetes type 2 is a very good example - not all children of diabetics develop diabetes but their risk and predisposition is increased. JFW | T@lk 22:28, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Familial exposure to carcinogens, for example in drinking water or second-hand smoke, also accounts for incidents of coincidental development of the disease in members of the same family, although there is no hereditary predisposition. The statements do not contradict eachother. Jerry 00:17, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

bladder cancer insitu[edit]

a patient has been diagnosed bladder TCC insitu for many years, is recently found metastasis to bone. is it possible that a TCC insitu patient with a bone mets?


George —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:48, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Bladder cancer surgical treatment[edit]

I do not feel that this article properly deals with treatments: the emphasis is all wrong. After all, according to the American Cancer Society:

Surgery, alone or along with other treatments, is used in more than 9 out of 10 cases.

I have had bladder cancer and am 2 years clean. If invited, I could write on the patients side of this treatment, including topics such as learning to use a neo-bladder and the sexual after effects.

Ert304 (talk) 16:14, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Proposed merge[edit]

I have proposed a merge with BCG as a treatment for bladder cancer, as I believe the content would be better covered (and for the most part is already covered) in this article. This would improve the quality of the parent article and if needed, the page could be expanded at a later date. Kind regards, LT90001 (talk) 01:49, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

I have completed this merge (content already exists here). LT90001 (talk) 23:10, 11 October 2013 (UTC)