What Is the Prognosis for Advanced Bladder Cancer?

Q:
What is the prognosis for advanced bladder cancer?

A:
Bladder cancer occurs when the cells inside your bladder grow abnormally and out of control, and then form a tumor. It can happen at any age, but the most common affected group is older adults. Besides, males are more likely to get bladder cancer than females.

If bladder cancer is diagnosed in early stage, about 94 percent of bladder cancer patients can live 5 years. But prognosis for the advanced bladder cancer is poor. Only 38 percent of people with stage 3 bladder cancer can live 5 years, and the rate is 15 percent for people with stage 4 bladder cancer.

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