It is almost 3 times as likely to occur in men as women.
Bladdercancer occurs in more women each year than cervical cancer.
It is estimated that yearly there will be over 70,000 new cases
and over 14,000 deaths.
There are over 500,000 bladdercancer survivors
A man has a 1 in 27 and a woman a 1 in 84 chance of getting
bladdercancer in their lifetime
If you feel you have BladderCancer symptoms or are at risk of developing bladdercancer consult with your doctor about planning to reduce your risk and appropriate monitoring.
A history of smoking.
The risk of bladdercancer goes up with age; though it can occur at any age
Occupational exposure to certain chemicals.
A family history of bladdercancer.
Caucasians are twice as likely to get bladdercancer
as African Americans or Hispanics
The following bladder infection symptoms are not sure signs of bladdercancer and may be caused by other conditions. If you experience any of the following please see your doctor or an Urologist.
Symptom: Blood in the urine; visual or microscopic
(may present as a few drops, small clots or may range from pale yellow red, tea color or
dark red and be continuous or intermittent)
Symptom: Urinary frequency
Symptom: Frequent need to urinate without results
Symptom: Pain or discomfort when urinating
A bladdercancer diagnosis is often delayed due to the symptoms being similar to urinary tract infection and common gynecological problems. If these problems persist following treatment; talk to your doctor or Urologist. Statistics show that if diagnosed early bladdercancer has a high rate of survival.
Facts to remember if you are diagnosed with bladdercancer
If diagnosed and early bladdercancer has a high rate of survival
75% of bladdercancer is diagnosed while non invasive
Proper treatment and surveillance are important to success
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