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Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer develops most often in people over 40, but no one knows the exact causes of this disease. Research has shown that people with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop kidney cancer.

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United States. Although progress has meant that survival rates are improving, instances of the disease have actually increased over past decades.

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Prostate Cancer

This year in the United States, almost 180,000 men will be told that they have prostate cancer. After such a diagnosis, a man and his family face several choices regarding treatment; making decisions involving many personal as well as medical factors.

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da Vinci®

The da Vinci® System provides breakthrough capabilities that allow surgeons to perform complex procedures with greater precision through tiny incisions.

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Cause and Risk

Although bladder cancer development and progression within the body are only partially understood, medical science has identified a number of substances that cause the cancers to develop. Chief among them are cancer-causing agents in cigarette smoke and various industrial chemicals. In fact, cigarette smoking alone has been estimated to cause 50 percent of all bladder cancer cases in the United States. An additional 20 to 25 percent of cases have been attributed to long-term exposure to certain workplace chemical compounds such as paints and solvents (derivatives of arylamines).

My Take

If you smoke, then stop. Do it for yourself; and do it for those family members and friends on whom you will be counting during this process. Show them that you are doing your part.

Definition: (yoor-uh-LAHJ-ik on-KOL-o-jist) A doctor who specializes in treating cancers of the sexual and urinary system.