Bladder Cancer

The bladder is an organ that stores urine. Bladder cancer is the tenth most common cancer worldwide. According to Globocan 2018 estimates, there were approximately 550,000 new diagnoses globally. Bladder cancer is more prevalent in men, where ~424,000 men were diagnosed with bladder cancer vs. ~125,000 women. Bladder cancer incidence rates vary globally, and Greece had the highest incidence of bladder cancer, with the United States ranking #23.1

A few risk factors for bladder cancer include:2

  • Age: Most people diagnosed with bladder cancer are over the age of 55.
  • Gender: Bladder cancer is more common in men, who are four times more likely than women to be diagnosed.
  • Race and ethnicity: Caucasians are twice as likely to develop bladder cancer than Blacks and Hispanics.
  • Genetics and Family History
  • Smoking
  • Workplace Exposures to Chemicals
  • Certain Medications or Herbal Supplements
  • Not Enough Fluid Intake
  • Chronic Bladder Irritation and Infections

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