Bladder cancer: What is a survivor?

Bladder cancer: What is a survivor? By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men. When detected early, it is considered highly treatable.1 In 2021, about 83,000 people were expected to be diagnosed with bladder cancer (64,280 in men and 19,450 in women).2 Ninety percent of these cancers are urothelial carcinomas (UC), or cancers of the lining of the urinary tract. Unfortunately, UC may also recur. For example, consider that about 50% of all bladder cancers are discovered while the cancer is only in the inner layer of the bladder wall [...]

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Support Community on Inspire Talks about Treatments

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Support Community on Inspire Talks about Treatments By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH If asked to list the most common cancers in the U.S., most people would include breast, lung, skin, and prostate cancers. So you may be surprised to learn that the fourth most common cancer among men in the U.S. is bladder cancer.1 The estimate for 2020 is that new cases of bladder cancer will be diagnosed in 81,400 people.1 It’s the sixth most common cancer overall, and while 3 out of 4 cases affect men, women are more likely to [...]