Bladder cancer

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Bladder cancer statistics

To provide the most current cancer statistics, statistical methods are used 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.

In 2019, an estimated:

  • 11,800 Canadians will be diagnosed with bladder cancer.
  • 2,500 Canadians will die from bladder cancer.
  • 9,100 men will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and 1,800 will die from it.
  • 2,700 women will be diagnosed with bladder cancer and 700 will die from it.

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

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