What are the racial predilections of squamous cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder?

Updated: Jun 11, 2019
  • Author: Muhammad T Idrees, MD; Chief Editor: Liang Cheng, MD  more...
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In relatively recent years, a few studies from Egypt have shown a reversal of this trend due to improved control of schistosomiasis in the region, whereas in other parts of Africa the association is unchanged. [8, 9, 10] An increase in the prevalence of smoking in Egypt is also believed to have contributed to the shift toward urothelial carcinoma, as that tumor type has a stronger association with smoking.


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