What Are the Survival Rates of Bladder Cancer?

Q:
What are the survival rates of bladder cancer?

A:
Bladder cancer occurs when the cells inside your bladder grow abnormally and become out of control, and then form a tumor. It can happen at any age, but the most common affected group are older adults. Besides, males are more likely to get bladder cancer than females.

Survival rates are affected by many factors, such as a patient’s overall health, age and the stage of cancer. On average, the survival rates are:

If bladder cancer is diagnosed in early stage, on average, the 5-year survival rate of bladder cancer patients is 94%. It means that 95% of patients can live 5 years after diagnosis. For people with stage 1 bladder cancer, the 5-year survival rate is 85%. And for people with stage 2 bladder cancer, the 5-year survival rate is 55%. The 5-year survival rate is 38% when it comes to people with stage 3 bladder cancer. And the 5-year survival rate is only 16% for people with stage 4 bladder cancer.

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