How many people get bladder cancer?
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for bladder cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
- About 72,570 new cases of bladder cancer
- About 15,210 deaths from bladder cancer
Bladder cancer is more common among men than women and more common among whites than blacks. The chance of a man having this cancer during his lifetime is about 1 in 26. For women, it is about 1 in 90. Risk factors (such as smoking) can affect these chances.
This is a cancer mainly of older people. About 9 out of 10 people with this cancer are over the age of 55.
Last Medical Review: 12/03/2012
Last Revised: 01/21/2013