How Physical Activity, Obesity and Smoking Impact Bladder Cancer Mortality

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.