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Bladder cancer statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, researchers use statistical methods to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.

Incidence and mortality

Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.

It is estimated that in 2015:

  • 8,300 Canadians will be diagnosed with bladder cancer.
  • 2,300 Canadians will die from bladder cancer.
  • 6,200 men will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and 1,600 will die from it.
  • 2,100 women will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and 680 will die from it.

Chances (probability) of developing or dying from bladder cancer

Based on 2010 estimates:

  • About 1 in 27 Canadian men is expected to develop bladder cancer during his lifetime and 1 in 82 will die from it.
  • About 1 in 84 Canadian women is expected to develop bladder cancer during her lifetime and 1 in 210 will die from it.

For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.

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