Bladder Cancer and Smoking
Four cigarette companies are suing the food and drug authority over a soon to be enacted federal law that requires companies to place more graphic health warnings on their packaging. The lawsuit comes as a new study has found that the risk to women smokers of bladder cancer is much greater than previously thought. The report from the national institute of health suggests that smoking may be responsible for half of all bladder cancer cases in women. We assess the linkages between the two, why women are at greater risk and what options there are for treatment.
executive director, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.
scientific investigator at the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
clinical director of Urologic Oncology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.