Facts and Figures

  • Bladder cancer is the 10th most common form of cancer worldwide and the 7th in UK¹
  • Bladder cancer has the highest rate of recurrence (~65%) ²
  • Ninety percent (90%) of people with bladder cancer are older than 55, and the average age people are diagnosed with bladder cancer is 73.³
  • 1 in 27 (white) men will develop this cancer during their life¹
  • In Europe alone there are 2.3 million tests/year for initial diagnosis and 2.1 million tests/year for recurrence¹
  • Over 2 million (diagnostic & recurrence) tests are performed each year in USA
  • Approximately 2 million tests (diagnostic & recurrence) are performed in China

  1. Global figure (549,393 incidences;  199,922 mortality) – from http://gco.iarc.fr/today (WHO) accessed on 01/11/2018; NICE.org
  2. EAU guidelines 2018 – http://uroweb.org/individual-guidelines/oncology-guidelines/
  3. Cancer Research UK
    Ferlay J et al. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe: Estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer 49(6), 1374-1403 (2013).