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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 is referred to as the bladder cancer survival rate. In most cases, statistics refer to the 5-year bladder cancer survival rate, or the percentage of people who are alive 5 years after a bladder cancer diagnosis. In general, the bladder cancer survival rate will depend on the stage of bladder cancer, the type of bladder cancer cells, and the patient's age and general health.

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.
     
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