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.

New Bladder Cancer Therapy for Patients Unresponsive to Standard Treatment
Feb 26 08


Bladder cancer: Need for a standardized protocol of management
Feb 10 08


Bladder cancer: A difficult problem?
Feb 10 08


AUA releases new guidelines on non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
Nov 10 07


New treatment option studied for bladder cancer
Oct 29 07


Bladder Cancer Study Determines Optimal Treatment
Sep 25 07


Scientists find one reason why bladder cancer hits more men
Apr 20 07


Early menopause related to bladder cancer risk
Mar 29 07


New Biomarker Test Could Predict Outcome for Bladder Cancer Patients
Feb 01 07


Protein Key to Bladder Cancer Spread, Potential Drug Target
Jul 17 06


Home urine testing cuts bladder cancer deaths
May 26 06


MDCT Shows Potential for Detecting Bladder Cancer Without Surgery or Contrast
May 01 06


Sales jobs tied to bladder cancer risk
Apr 27 06


Women in nursing homes often have bladder problems
Mar 30 06


Cholesterol drug inhibits cancer cells in lab
Jan 31 06


Measurement of Urinary Protein Can Help Detect Recurrent Bladder Cancer
Jan 18 06


Brochure Helps Patients Understand Treatments for Bladder Cancer
Nov 23 05


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