Is it true that bladder cancer has a higher recurrence rate than most other cancers?

Yes. The recurrence rate for superficial bladder cacner is 50% within the first year of treatment. This is why we use chemotherapy and immunotherapy within the bladder to prevent recurrence. This is alos why the follow-up of patients with superfiical bladder cancer is so frequent - every 3 months for the first 2 years after diagnosis and then every 6 months unitl year 5. Then follow-up is annual.
Maybe. Bladder cancer does recur and sometimes frequently but it usually depends on 2 characteristics: size/number of tumor(s) and grade (as seen by pathologist). Tumors that are larger and are high grade are more likely to recur.

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Is it true that bladder cancer isn't curable without the surgery?

Sort of. Small bladder cancers can be removed with the expectation of a cure through a cystoscope. They're prone to recur over the urothelial field. Instillation of bcg is another way to deal with some kinds of early cancer. Read more...

Does the rate of bladder cancer vary by state?

Yes. Incidence rate of bladder cancer varies by state. Most recent reports show that the incidence of bladder cancer tends to be higher in northern us states compared with southern states. Read more...
Yes--Highest in RI. See the data at http://www.Cancer.Org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-036845.Pdf. Read more...

Is there an age range when bladder cancer is most common?

Over 50 years old. Bladder cancer is generally found in patients older than 50 years of age. Before then, it can be present but is more unlikely. However, most patients are diagnosed in their mid-60's or older. Read more...
In the US... ...The most common bladder cancer is urothelial (transitional cell). It is most common in white men in their late 60's, especially smokers. Not to say it cannot happen in other groups. Often presents with bleeding so any unexplained urinary bleeding, especially after 40-50 should be promptly evaluated. Read more...

Which state has the highest bladder cancer rate in the united states?

NCI Data. The most up-to-date data available suggests that maine has the highest death rate, but new hampshire and vermont have the highest incidence of bladder cancer. Smoking is the biggest promoter of bladder cancer, tripling the risk. Other exposures have an increased incidence of bladder cancer, such as exposure to aniline dyes, aromatic amines, radiation and certain chemotherapies. Limit your risk. Read more...
Rhode Island. According to the american cancer society facts and figures (available online) for 2013, rhode island has the highest incidence (cases per 100k pop) at 52.4 for men and 13.8 for women. Link-- cancer.Org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-036845.Pdf. Read more...

What is the survival rate of bladder cancer?

Depends on stage. Depends on stage. Read more...
Depends . This depends entirely on stage and grade and tumor type. Stage is best expressed using the tnm (tumor, node, metastases) system and survival estimates depending on clincal or pathologic tnm stage can be generated. However, high grade transitional cancers which have invaded the bladder muscle have a high risk of death vs low stage cancer, particularly if lymph node involvement is detected. Read more...