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Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC)

Causes of Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC)

What causes transitional cell carcinoma (TCC)? The causes of TCC are unknown, but there are a number of factors thought to put you at greater risk for developing the disease. Smoking is one risk factor that creates an immediate concern, as smokers are constantly exposed to cancer-causing chemicals. 
The following are risk factors of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC): 
  • Smoking - patient who smoke double the risk of developing TCC, bladder cancer and urinary cancer, as well as other cancers.  
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals - there is a greater chance that long-term chemical exposure leads to TCC. 
  • Occupational hazards - breathing in all types of fumes at jobs dealing with machinery may increase TCC cases. 
  • Family history - history of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), bladder cancer, kidney disease, and urinary cancer increase the risk. 
  • Race & Gender - White males are more likely to develop TCC than African Americans, Asian Americans and other races. Women are least likely to develop TCC, though preventative measures are to be taken to reduce cancer. 
  • Parasite infections - patient who have infections of the urinary system involving parasites, though uncommon in the United States, pose a risk of developing TCC.   

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