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Bladder Cancer Prognosis 

Unlike many other forms of cancer, bladder cancer has a prognostic less alarming. 85% of superficial bladder cancer patients have at least, a 5-year survival. In fact, there is a definitive cure in nearly 50% of cases of bladder cancers diagnosed early.  A patient with a metastasized bladder cancer, however, often lives less than 3 years after diagnosis.  

According to National Cancer Institute, the overall 5-year relative survival rate for bladder cancer for 1999-2005 from 17 SEER (Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results) geographic areas was 80.0%. Five-year relative survival rates by race and sex were: 

  • 81.7% for white men 
  • 77.0% for white women 
  • 71.5% for black men 
  • 57.3% for black women. 

 

                     

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