Bladder cancer is the 6th most commonly occurring cancer in men and the 17th most commonly occurring cancer in women globally.1
The most common type of bladder cancer is urothelial cancer, also known as transitional cell carcinoma, which accounts for 9 out of 10 bladder cancers.2
Common symptoms include3
Bladder cancer can be categorised as non-muscle invasive, muscle invasive, or metastatic:4
Early diagnosis of bladder cancer is very important as it is associated with a higher survival rate, for both men and women.5
77% of all cases occur in men,1 however women are more often diagnosed in the late stages (stages III-IV),5 which may be due to common symptoms of bladder cancer being misdiagnosed as urinary tract infections.8,9 Women also have lower 5-year survival rates, compared with men:5
Recent advances have led to new treatment options for people with bladder cancer. However, significant unmet needs remain across all stages.10,11
Earlier diagnosis and new treatment advances may help to improve survival rates, in both men and women with bladder cancer.
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Bray et al. Global cancer statistics 2018: GLOBOCAN estimates of incidence and mortality worldwide for 36 cancers in 185 countries. Ca Cancer J Clin. 2018;68:394–424.
*Calculation based on Global cancer statistics 2018: GLOBOCAN estimates of incidence and mortality worldwide for bladder cancer, percentage of global incidence attributed to diagnosis in men.
†Number of new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed and number of deaths associated with bladder cancer taken from reference