17 doctors weighed in:
Can you die from bladder cancer?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
10 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Bladder cancer can invade from the lining into the muscle and deeper. From that point it can spread to pelvic lymph nodes or into the bloodstream. If it gets this far even with therapy with chemotherapy the disease may not be controlled and eventually kill the patient.

In brief: Yes
Bladder cancer can invade from the lining into the muscle and deeper. From that point it can spread to pelvic lymph nodes or into the bloodstream. If it gets this far even with therapy with chemotherapy the disease may not be controlled and eventually kill the patient.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Bladder cancer can be a fatal illness if it spreads beyond the bladder.

In brief: Yes
Bladder cancer can be a fatal illness if it spreads beyond the bladder.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Kenneth Pienta
Bladder cancer can also be cured if caught early!
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Particularly invasive bladder cancers and especially those that invade the bladder muscle or spread to lymph nodes.
However many bladder cancers are low-grade and noninvasive. Those tumors tend to reappear in the bladder but they are much less likely to kill a patient as long as they are removed at each recurrence.

In brief: Yes
Particularly invasive bladder cancers and especially those that invade the bladder muscle or spread to lymph nodes.
However many bladder cancers are low-grade and noninvasive. Those tumors tend to reappear in the bladder but they are much less likely to kill a patient as long as they are removed at each recurrence.
Dr. Sean Williamson
Dr. Sean Williamson
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
In brief: Yes best get treated
Bladder cancer can kill.
Fortunately most patientsdon't die from it.Cancer can spread locally and invade rectum or female pelvic organs, or spread distally via lymphatics or blood stream and invade lungs, brain, liver etc. Some cancers are very agressive + prognosis is guarded, others less & with good prognosis. Bottom line is find a good urologist, chances for containment or cure are mostly good.

In brief: Yes best get treated
Bladder cancer can kill.
Fortunately most patientsdon't die from it.Cancer can spread locally and invade rectum or female pelvic organs, or spread distally via lymphatics or blood stream and invade lungs, brain, liver etc. Some cancers are very agressive + prognosis is guarded, others less & with good prognosis. Bottom line is find a good urologist, chances for containment or cure are mostly good.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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