What is the global prevalence of bladder cancer?

Updated: Nov 27, 2016
  • Author: Michael Christopher Large, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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  • In 1996, an estimated 310,000 new cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed worldwide.

  • The incidence rate in Western Europe and North America is higher than in East Asian countries.

  • In developing countries, many bladder cancers are SCCs caused by the parasite Schistosoma haematobium. In high-prevalence regions, SCC of the bladder has enormous health implications (eg, SCC is the most common solid tumor in Egyptian men).

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