Bladder Cancer Survival Rate: An Introduction
The bladder cancer
survival rate indicates the percentage of people with a certain type and stage of bladder cancer who survive the disease for a specific period of time after their diagnosis. In most cases, statistics refer to the 5-year bladder cancer survival rate. The 5-year bladder cancer survival rate is the percentage of people who are alive 5 years after a bladder cancer diagnosis
, whether they have few or no signs or symptoms of bladder cancer, are free of disease, or are having treatment for bladder cancer. The bladder cancer survival rate is based on large groups of people, and it cannot be used to predict what will happen to a particular patient. No two patients are exactly alike, and bladder cancer treatment
and responses to treatment vary greatly.
Factors Influencing the Bladder Cancer Survival Rate
In general, the bladder cancer survival rate will depend on:
- The stage of bladder cancer (bladder cancer in the early stages can often be cured)
- The type of bladder cancer cells and how they look under a microscope
- The patient's age and general health.