In the United States there were approximately 535,000 men and women alive who had a history of cancer of the urinary bladder -- 395,000 men and 140,000 women.
It is the 5th most common cancer over all. It is the 4th most common in men and the 8th most common in woman
It is estimated that yearly there will be over 70,000 new cases and over 14,000 deaths.
A man has a 1 in 27 and a woman a 1 in 86 chance of getting bladder cancer in their lifetime
Age is a factor in bladder cancer a high percentage of people who have bladder cancer are over 55 however it can occur at any age
Upon Presentation with Bladder Cancer
55-60% of patients have low grade non-invasive disease
40-45% have high grade disease, of which 50% is muscle invasive
The bladder cancer male-to-female ratio is 3:1.
Bladder Cancer occurs in more women each year than cervical cancer.
Women often have delayed diagnosis due to bladder cancer being mistaken for common gynecological problems.
Usually, when most patients are first diagnosed with bladder cancer, their cancer is confined to the bladder (74%).
In 19% of the cases, the cancer has spread to nearby tissues outside the bladder
In 3% it has spread to distant sites.
Upon presentation with bladder cancer 55-60% of patients have low-grade non invasive disease
Whites are more likely to get bladder cancer than whites but blacks are often diagnosed at a more advanced stage.
The recurrence rate for superficial transitional cell cancer of the bladder is high and as many as 80% of patients have at least one recurrence.
Of urothelial tumors, more than 90% are transitional cell carcinomas.
Up to 5% of bladder cancers are squamous cell in origin
2% are adenocarcinomas
Nonurothelial primary bladder tumors are extremely rare and may include small cell carcinoma, carcinosarcoma, primary lymphoma, and sarcoma.
From the National Cancer Institute
From the American Cancer Society