Bladder Cancer

By: CPMC Genetic Counseling Staff
Reviewed by: Noel M. Kramer, DO and Manoj Patel, MD, Cooper University Hospital

What is Bladder Cancer?

Bladder cancer is a cancer that occurs in the bladder – the balloon-shaped organ that stores urine. Most cases of bladder cancer begin in the cells that line the inside of the bladder. Bladder cancer occurs most frequently in older individuals, although it can occur at any age. Fortunately, most cases of bladder cancer are detected at an early and highly treatable stage.

How Common is Bladder Cancer?

Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. It is estimated that in 2013, 72,570 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and 15,210 will die from bladder cancer in the United States. About 1 in 42 individuals will be diagnosed with bladder cancer during their lifetime1.

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Learn more about Bladder Cancer, from symptoms to understanding your risk, through the links below.

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

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Risk Factors

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Reduce Your Risk

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The CPMC Study

Learn how the CPMC Study identifies your risk for Bladder Cancer Learn More› ]