According to the National Cancer Institute, the most common type of bladder cancer is transitional cell carcinoma, which begins in urothelial cells that line the inside of the bladder. The most common sign of bladder cancer is blood in the urine. Bladder cancer is often diagnosed at an early stage, when the cancer is easier to treat.
Other types of bladder cancer include squamous cell carcinoma (cancer that begins in thin, flat cells lining the bladder) and adenocarcinoma (cancer that begins in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Being exposed to certain chemicals and having chronic bladder infections can also increase the risk of bladder cancer.
For more on bladder cancer cases nationwide, please follow this link: Bladder Cancer
In a recent study, positive exposure to the following chemicals:
- diesel fuel
- mineral oil
- dry cleaning fluids
- leather and tanning solutions
- rubber products
- radioactive materials
- aromatic amines (benzene, toluene, naptha, etc.)
have been associated with significantly increased risk of bladder cancer.
And, people who smoke have an increased risk of bladder cancer.
At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases.
If you believe you may have been exposed to benzene and developed and injury (e.g., leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and others and/or Kidney cancer, bladder cancer)) because of exposure to benzene, contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.
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