| BY THE NUMBERS |
Bladder cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the bladder. The bladder is a hollow organ in the lower part of the abdomen. It is shaped like a small balloon and has a muscular wall that allows it to get larger or smaller to store urine made by the kidneys.
2 types of
Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer is cancer found in the tissue lining the inner surface of the bladder. The bladder muscle is not involved.
Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer is cancer that spreads into the thick muscle deep in the bladder wall.
Bladder cancer is the 6th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States.
average age of bladder cancer diagnosis
Estimated number of people living with bladder cancer in the United States.
3 common symptoms
Blood in the urine
Blocked urine flow
Pain during urination
4 symptoms of later-stage bladder cancer
Pain in lower back
tests and procedures that may be used to detect bladder cancer
UrologyHealth.org | SPRING 2019 | UROLOGYHEALTH extra