Bladder Cancer News

What is Bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer is a form of cancer that commonly begins in the cells lining the bladder, also known as transitional epithelium. As with all cancers, it can develop into a life-threatening illness - though most cases of bladder cancer (about 50%) are diagnosed at an early stage when the disease is highly treatable.

Bladder cancer is most commonly found in older people, with about 9 out of 10 diagnosed with bladder cancer over the age of 55 and the average age at the time of diagnosis being 73 years.

In 2004, bladder cancer was the 4th most prevalent cancer in men and the 11th most prevalent cancer in women.1 For 2014, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be around 74,690 new cases diagnosed and 15,580 deaths from bladder cancer.2 The National Cancer Institute (NCI) define cancer as "a term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues."3 It can affect all organs of the body including the bladder - the organ that collects urine from the kidneys prior to it leaving the body through urination.

Less bladder cancer in frequent painkiller users
Mar 22 11


Blood test may find markers of bladder cancer risk
Feb 23 11


Gene test shows which bladder cancer patients may have cancer spread
Jan 20 11


Chemicals in meat may be linked to bladder cancer
Aug 02 10


Radiation does not improve survival for rare, invasive bladder cancer
Jun 02 10


Meat, Especially If It’s Well Done, May Increase Risk of Bladder Cancer
Apr 19 10


Urinary tract cancer associated with Chinese herbal products containing aristolochic acid
Dec 22 09


Survival and Response to Therapy of Non-Invasive Bladder Cancer Patients
Dec 09 09


Variation in prostate stem cell antigen gene raises bladder cancer risk
Aug 03 09


UT Southwestern researchers investigate high-risk populations for bladder-cancer screenings
Jul 16 09


Researcher Says Improved Detection of Bladder Tumors Reduces Cancer Recurrence
Apr 27 09


Certain Ecologic Factors Associated with Greater Risk of Bladder Cancer
Apr 27 09


Genetic analysis may predict risk of invasive bladder cancer
Apr 21 09


More Intense Bladder Cancer Treatment Does Not Improve Survival
Apr 08 09


New Investigational Treatment for Bladder Cancer, Identified with New Research Model
Mar 12 09


Delaying bladder cancer surgery increases mortality
Mar 09 09


New Trial Targets Kidney Cancer Drug in Bladder Cancer
Feb 14 09


Selenium May Prevent High Risk-Bladder Cancer
Dec 08 08


Consumption of Cultured Milk Products May Reduce Bladder Cancer Risk
Oct 28 08


Robotic Surgery Extends Benefits to Bladder Cancer Patients
Jul 30 08


Patients unaware of link between smoking and bladder cancer
Jul 08 08


The Predictors of Local Recurrence After Radical Cystectomy in Patients with Invasive Bladder Cancer
Jul 03 08


Retired firefighters could be at increased risk for developing bladder cancer
May 15 08


Survivors of Childhood Cancers Treated with Cyclophosphamide More Likely to Develop Bladder Cancer
May 15 08


Extract of broccoli sprouts may protect against bladder cancer
Feb 28 08


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