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May_BladderCancer_pg1__Q&ABladder cancer isn’t a common condition, but the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 83,730 new cases of bladder cancer (about 64,280 in men and 19,450 in women) and about 17,200 deaths from bladder cancer (about 12,260 in men and 4,940 in women) in 2021. That isn’t something to ignore, either.

Bladder cancer tends to occur in older people with about nine out of 10 people who develop this cancer being over the age of 55. The average age of people when they are diagnosed is 73. Though each person's risk of developing the cancer is individual, it will affect approximately one in 27 men and one in 89 women.

The Society explains that about half of all bladder cancers are first found while the cancer is still in the inner layer of the bladder wall with about one in three bladder cancers having spread into deeper layers though these are still only in the bladder. In most of the remaining cases, the cancer has spread to nearby tissues or lymph nodes outside the bladder. Only rarely has it spread to distant parts of the body. As with nearly all cancers, the earlier that someone is diagnosed the better the survival rate.

The most common symptom of bladder cancer is hematuria, or blood in the urine which may be noticeable or not. As the disease progresses...

Continue reading on Egosancares blog to learn more about bladder cancer and how even necessary treatments can affect continence:

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