Bladder Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Because no two people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your healthcare provider.

What are the statistics for bladder cancer?

Here are some U.S. statistics from the American Cancer Society about bladder cancer:

  • Bladder cancer is the fourth most common form of cancer among men.

  • About 76,960 new cases of bladder cancer will be diagnosed in 2016. This will be about 58,950 cases in men and 18,010 cases in women.

  • There will be about 16,390 deaths from bladder cancer in 2016. This will be about 11,820 deaths in men and 4,570 deaths in women.

  • Bladder cancer is found mostly in older adults. About 90 percent of people with this cancer are over the age of 55 years. The average age when this cancer is diagnosed is 73 years.

  • Caucasian Americans are almost two times more likely to get bladder cancer than African Americans or Hispanic Americans.