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Bladder Cancer Diet, Facts & Awareness

bladder cancer diet facts

Most of the death in cancer occurs due to diagnosis at later stages but with proper awareness, bladder cancer can be easily diagnosed at early stage. It has very low mortality rate as compared to other cancers. With a balanced diet it becomes easier to defeat the cancer.

This article spreads awareness about bladder cancer and its complication during and post treatment. It also helps you find right choice of diet and nutrition to lower risks of bladder cancer.

Bladder Cancer Nutrition and Diet

Eating a balanced and healthy diet reduces chances of getting affected to cancer. These are the food that may help fight against bladder cancer:

  • Cranberry juice

    is known to be rich in quercetin which may reduce the risk of this cancer. Cranberry juice has been found to reduce the growth of cancerous cells in bladder.

  • Green Tea

    is rich source of epigallocatechin gallate which is very useful to fight against bladder cancer.

  • Consumption of lycopene.

    Lycopene is said to prevent cellular damage and is very good for people suffering from bladder cancer. Food which are rich in lycopene are guava, tomatoes and watermelon.

  • Broccoli

    is found to hinder growth of bladder cancer cells.

  • Eat plenty of grains like wheat, cereal, rice and beans.
  • Avoid food high in unsaturated fats like:
  • meat
  • ghee
  • hard cheese
  • sausages
  • lard
  • butter
  • cream
  • Eat unpolished rice, wheat, cereal and beans.
  • Eat ample amount of fruits and vegetables every day.
  • Avoid animal sourced foods.
  • Don't consume too much alcohol.

Bladder Cancer Complications

Complications are common after cancer treatment and may include:

  • A patient may suffer from depression post treatment.
  • An alternative way of passing urine is created if the bladder is removed.
  • A patient may suffer from sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction in man and narrowing of vagina in woman.
  • Obstruction in bowel movement.
  • Kidney infections or patient may suffer from kidney problems such as renal failure.

Bladder Cancer Awareness

  • A man is three times more likely to suffer from bladder cancer than woman.
  • Though man is more likely to suffer from this disease woman have low prognosis than man at every stage of disease.
  • Consuming too much of coffee may relate to higher risks of bladder cancer.
  • Survival rate is higher if a younger person is diagnosed with this cancer.
  • Risk of this cancer is approximately three times more for a smoker than a non-smoker.

To live healthy & happy, one must keep a check on the body’s functioning by going for regular health checkups. This helps in assessing risk factors and diagnosing diseases at an early stage, which will result in effective treatment and better management of the condition.

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