Men are more prone to developing bladder cancer probably due to a higher incidence of smoking and exposure to toxic chemicals.
These cells form a waterproof lining within these organs to prevent the urine from going into the deeper tissue layers.
The type of bladder cancer has implications in selecting the appropriate treatment for the disease.
For example, certain types may not respond to radiation and chemotherapy as well as others.
The outer layer of the bladder comprises of the "detrusor" muscle and is called the "muscularis." This is the thickest layer of the bladder wall.
Its main function is to relax slowly as the bladder fills up to provide low-pressure urine storage and then to contract to compress the bladder and expel the urine out during the act of passing urine.
People who smoke also have a higher risk of many other types of cancer, including acute leukemia and cancers of the lung, lip, mouth, larynx, esophagus, stomach, and pancreas.