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Risk of dying from bladder cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bladder cancer

Risk of dying from bladder cancer is 1 to 116 in men and 1 to 294 in women.
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer.

In brief: Bladder cancer

Risk of dying from bladder cancer is 1 to 116 in men and 1 to 294 in women.
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 3% of the cancers

23% of deaths are due to cancer, 3% of those are due to bladder cancer, so the risk of dying from bladder cancer is about 0.
7%.

In brief: 3% of the cancers

23% of deaths are due to cancer, 3% of those are due to bladder cancer, so the risk of dying from bladder cancer is about 0.
7%.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Here are...

Statistics is just a reference, not necessary to exactly apply to an individual because many variables, e.
g., age, Rx, health status, lifestyle, personal/social support, etc. are in play to decide ultimate individual outcome. But largely, the 5-yr survival for stage 1 (within bladder lining) is about >90%; stage 2 (into bladder muscle), >70%; stage 3, about 50%; stage 4, about 5%.

In brief: Here are...

Statistics is just a reference, not necessary to exactly apply to an individual because many variables, e.
g., age, Rx, health status, lifestyle, personal/social support, etc. are in play to decide ultimate individual outcome. But largely, the 5-yr survival for stage 1 (within bladder lining) is about >90%; stage 2 (into bladder muscle), >70%; stage 3, about 50%; stage 4, about 5%.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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In brief: Varies with tumor

Most bladder cancers are urothelial carcinomas aka transitional cell carcinomas.
Of these, low grade tumors are prone to come back, requiring procedures to remove or "dig out" the tumor (transurethral resection). However they have a low rate of invading and killing the patient. For tumors that are high grade and invasive, the risk is higher, especially if the muscle of the bladder is invaded.

In brief: Varies with tumor

Most bladder cancers are urothelial carcinomas aka transitional cell carcinomas.
Of these, low grade tumors are prone to come back, requiring procedures to remove or "dig out" the tumor (transurethral resection). However they have a low rate of invading and killing the patient. For tumors that are high grade and invasive, the risk is higher, especially if the muscle of the bladder is invaded.
Dr. Sean Williamson
Dr. Sean Williamson
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