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First, let’s determine some of the causes of bladder cancer:
· Genetic causes;
· Smoking cigarettes and other tobacco products;
· Radiation therapy;
· Drinking insufficient amounts of water;
· Using the chemotherapy drug Cytoxan on a long-term basis which can irritate the bladder and increase the risk of bladder cancer;
· Eating excessive amounts of grilled meat and fat;
· Occupational hazards for bus drivers, rubber workers, hairdressers, farm workers, leather workers, blacksmiths, gardeners/landscapers, mechanics;
· Toxic substance exposure dyes, paint, pesticides, mineral oils, leather, dust, PAHs, diesel engine exhaust, asbestos, creosote, combustion, chlorinated solvents;
· Actos, a type 2 diabetes drug, has also been associated as a cause for bladder cancer.
Type 2 diabetes is a growing problem. From January 2010 through October 2010, approximately 2.3 million patients filled a prescription for a pioglitazone-containing (Actos) product from outpatient retail pharmacies.
Bladder cancer is on the rise in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are an estimated 69,250 new cases and 14,990 deaths from bladder cancer in the U.S. during 2011.
If you have bladder cancer and have been taking Actos for more than a year, then you should consider talking to Monheit Law to determine whether or not Actos caused bladder cancer.