According to the American Cancer Society, bladder cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in men. It’s less common in women, but women are more likely to present with advanced tumors. It occurs mostly in older people (average age at the time of diagnosis is 73). People who work in certain professions, from firefighters to truck drivers to hair stylists, have an elevated risk of developing bladder cancer due to workplace exposure to chemicals.
Many bladder cancer symptoms, such as blood in the urine or urinary incontinence, can be symptoms of other diseases or conditions. This is why it's important to talk to your doctor whenever anything is feeling "off," particularly when it comes to urination.
We understand that a bladder cancer diagnosis can be extremely frightening. Our board-certified urologists will thoroughly discuss your options, including the latest bladder cancer treatment protocols, so you can make an informed decision. We'll be with you every step of the way. Let us help.