I recently posted a podcast on this condition; if you haven’t had a chance, have a listen and then read on.
To frame the issue further, let me start with USA stats:
- 500,000 people are living with bladder cancer
- 75,000 newly diagnosed this year
- 16,000 who will not survive their diagnosis this year
- the fifth most commonly diagnosed (dx’ed) cancer in the U.S.
- 3x more common in men than women
- 1 in 42 people will be dx’ed during their lifetime
- recurrence rate is 50-80%
- most expensive cancer to treat on a per patient basis.
As you listen to your body, there are signs and symptoms that may indicate your bladder has abnormal cell growth (cancer). Like most medical illnesses and conditions, the recognition of the problem varies from person to person, but bladder cancer is most commonly misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection. Have questions or want to learn more? Go to this quite helpful website.
Immunotherapy may revolutionize cancer treatment, but much more research needs to be done. Want to support an organization doing something about bladder cancer?