Preventing Bladder Cancer

Many types of cancers can be prevented to some extent by taking precautions and living a healthy lifestyle. Taking these steps can help lower your risk of developing bladder cancer:

  • Quit smoking - This is the number one thing you can do to help prevent bladder cancer. Chemicals in tobacco smoke are absorbed into the blood, pass through the kidneys and collect in the urine. These chemicals can damage the inside of the bladder and increase your chances of getting bladder cancer. Download the Quit Smoking brochure here.

    Smoking cessation information and resources include - or Quit Smoking help from the American Lung Association.

  • Avoid exposure to chemicals and irritants. Take proper precautions if you work in an environment with dangerous chemicals.


When you choose Chesapeake Urology for your diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer, you're receiving the highest level of care. At Chesapeake Urology, our physicians are on the leading edge of the most sophisticated technology and clinical trials. Your team of professionals and cancer specialists not only deliver the most advanced medical, surgical and oncologic care, but do so in the most compassionate way, so you can feel confident that you are in the very best hands.