Bladder cancer is possibly the most treatable--and preventable--of all cancers. More than any other kind of cancer except possibly cancers of the colon, bladder cancer is responsive to changes in diet that don't require complicated programs of herbal medicine or nutritional supplementation (although herbal medicine and nutritional supplementation sometimes help, and sometimes help a great deal). Bladder cancer isn't just about what you don't do, it's also about the positive steps you can take while you are achieving a cancer-free lifestyle.
And while people who are diagnosed with bladder cancer usually live, they also usually have more than one round with the disease. About 50% of the time when bladder cancer is treated in its earliest stages, another tumor appears within five years. Later diagnosis results in higher rates of recurrence. Still, people can and do live 5, 10, 20, and even 40 years after treatment, a few of them without ever experiencing a return of their tumors.
Nothing in these articles, and nothing on this site, is intended to get in the way of regular checkups and working with doctors. There is a growing body of evidence, however, that simple changes in diet alone are enough to reduce the risk of recurrence and prolong remission. Fighting and beating bladder cancer does not require anyone to eat strange foods or to buy out the nutritional supplement store. And bladder cancer is one of the relatively few cancers for which the principles of prevention are also the principles of cure.
Since bladder cancer in its early stages only involves the outermost cells in the lining of the bladder, keeping those cells free of dietary and environmental toxins is the key to staying in remission. But what is it about food that is toxic or detoxifying. I'll explain the distinction in Foods to Avoid If You Have Bladder Cancer.