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Bladder Cancer

Signs & Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

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Approximately 204 Americans are diagnosed every day with bladder cancer. July is recognized as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, and Arizona Oncology would like to remind all men and women to speak with their healthcare providers about the signs and symptoms, as well as screenings, for the disease. By finding cancer early, treatment is more effective.

According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that nearly 75,000 new bladder cancer cases are expected this year, and more than 15,000 people will lose their lives to the disease. Knowing the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer can aid in early detection and increase the opportunity for survival. Symptoms include:

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Bladder Cancer Facts

Bladder cancer occurs when cancer cells develop in the bladder lining and grow into the bladder wall. In the United States, nearly 74,690 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year and approximately 15,580 people will die from the disease. When found early, the chance of survival is greater. Since the 1980s, the survival rate has increased due to improved awareness and better treatments options.

Data pulled from the American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures 1999 – June 2014.

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