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How can you get bladder cancer?

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You get bladder cancer when bladder cells become abnormal and grow out of control. Over time, a tumor forms. It can spread to nearby lymph nodes and other organs. In severe cases, it can spread to distant parts of your body, including your bones, lungs, or liver.

From: What Is Bladder Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society: “Key Statistics for Bladder Cancer,” “What Is Bladder Cancer?” “Survival Rates for Bladder Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bladder Cancer.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on November 18, 2018

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American Cancer Society: “Key Statistics for Bladder Cancer,” “What Is Bladder Cancer?” “Survival Rates for Bladder Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bladder Cancer.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on November 18, 2018

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