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Biomarkers of Carcinogens Linked to Bladder Cancer in Urine of E-Cigarette Users

Biomarkers of carcinogens, including several with a strong link to bladder cancer, were found to be present in the urine of e-cigarette users, according to a study published in European Urology Oncology.1

Though the long-term implications of urothelial exposure to these toxicants is currently unknown, it remains concerning given the similarities to tobacco smoke and its established relationship with bladder cancer. Given these findings, researchers indicated that further study of the urological safety of e-cigarettes is necessary. 

“Although there is no definitive case yet linking bladder cancer to vaping, it may be reasonable to suspect that decades down the road after exposure to these byproducts, people who vape may be at risk of developing bladder cancer,” Marc Bjurlin, DO, MSc, from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, said in a press…

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