08/02/2010 // New York, NY, USA // Get Cancer Answers // Cancer Answers
Recent findings from a cancer study show that although still tentative, there may be a link between the nitrites and nitrates used in processed meat and bladder cancer. Nitrites and nitrates are commonly added to meat for preservation, color and flavor. Further research will be done to conclude if the link between these chemicals and bladder cancer is true. Already known causes of bladder cancer include smoking and exposure to arsenic.