bladder cancer

Overall, the chance men will develop this cancer during their life is about 1 in 27. For women, the chance is about 1 in 89.


of people with bladder cancer are older than 55.

The average age at
the time of diagnosis is


Bladder cancer is the

4th most common cancer in men

and the

11th most common in women.

The risk of bladder cancer increases with age. 

About ½ of all bladder cancer cases are first found while the cancer is still confined to the inner layer of the bladder wall. 

This type of cancer is called non-invasive bladder cancer.

Smoking is the #1 risk factor for bladder cancer. Smokers are at least 3 times as likely to get bladder cancer as nonsmokers. 

Whites are more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer than African Americans or Hispanic Americans.

African Americans are slightly more likely to have more advanced disease when they are diagnosed, compared to whites or Hispanic Americans.

Blood in the urine (hematuria) is the #1 symptom of bladder cancer.

Blood in the urine can be caused by less serious conditions such as a kidney stone or urinary tract infection, so it’s important to have it checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

There are more than


individuals in the U.S. living with bladder cancer. 

UrologyHealth.org  |  SPRING 2018  |  UROLOGYHEALTH extra