SIU Division of Urology 
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Bladder Cancer

How common is bladder cancer?

The 2013 estimates for bladder cancer are 72, 570 new cases diagnosed, and about 15, 210 deaths due to bladder cancer. The majority of cases are in people over the age of 55, with 73 being the average age of diagnosis.

What are the risks factors for bladder cancer?

What are the symptoms of bladder cancer?

 How do you diagnose bladder cancer?

How do you manage bladder cancer?

After a diagnosis of bladder cancer is made, a management plan is formed after a discussion between the patient and a urologist. Options for management include: surgery (removal of the bladder), intravesical therapy (direct application of the chemotherapy drug), chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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