Are Men More Likely to Have Bladder Cancer?

Q: In my family, both my grandfather and uncle have bladder cancer. All the females are free from it. Dose this mean that men are more likely to have bladder cancer?

A: Yes. Your presumption is right. Men are more likely to get bladder cancer than women. Many researches have drawn the same conclusion.

Here are some facts about bladder tumors you may be interested in.

1.    Bladder tumors are nearly four times more common in men than in women.

2.    Bladder tumors are most common in white men over the age of 50.

3.    Bladder tumors are the second most common tumor that can occur in the reproductive and urinary tract (a prostate tumor is the most common).

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