According to the American Cancer Society, there are about 81,190 new cases of bladder cancer expected to be diagnosed in 2018. Fortunately, the rates of new bladder cancers in both women and men have been on the decline. Also good news, bladder cancer is typically diagnosed early and if so, is often successfully treated. The main sign or symptom of bladder cancer is blood in the urine, but may also include the need to urinate often, pain when urinating, or not being able to fully empty the bladder.
Bladder cancer can be treated a variety of different ways and often, a combination approach is best. Options include: surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiation therapy.