How Physical Activity, Obesity and Smoking Impact Bladder Cancer Mortality

July 22, 2014
Moben Mirza, MD

Moben Mirza, MD, assistant professor of urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, discusses a study that examines the impact of physical activity, obesity, and smoking on bladder cancer mortality.

Moben Mirza, MD, assistant professor of urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, discusses a study that examines the impact of physical activity, obesity, and smoking on bladder cancer mortality.

Clinical Pearls:

  • The study found that obesity does not impact bladder cancer mortality specifically, but it does impact overall mortality.
  • Patients diagnosed with bladder cancer that exercise do better than patients diagnosed with bladder cancer that do not exercise.
  • Bladder cancer patients who never smoked do better than patients who currently smoke or had smoked in the past.