The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for bladder cancer in the United States for 2017

Total New Cases
79,030
Total Males
60,490
Total Females
18,540
Total No. Deaths
16,870
Men
12,240
Women
4,630

Bladder Cancer 5 Years Survival Rate

Stage I
88%
Stage II
63%
Stage III
46%
Stage IV
15%

Bladder Cancer Genetic Risk

About 9 out of 10 people with this cancer are over the age of 55. The average age at the time of diagnosis is 73.

Men are about 3 to 4 times more likely to get bladder cancer during their lifetime than women.

Whites are diagnosed with bladder cancer about twice as often as African Americans or Hispanic Americans.

Percent of New Cases Based on Age

Bladder cancer accounts for about 5% of all new cancers in the US.

It is the fourth most common cancer in men, but it is less common in women.