Bladder cancer

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What is bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer refers to any of several types of cancerous (malignant) growths of the urinary bladder. Transitional cell bladder cancer accounts for 90% of all bladder cancers.

Common symptoms reported by people with bladder cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for bladder cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
100
Tried for
bladder cancer (4)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
34
Tried for
bladder cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
30
Tried for
bladder cancer (1)

Data from patients with bladder cancer, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bladder cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Perceived effectiveness
for bladder cancer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation frequent urination 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
bladder cancer (4)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for bladder cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
bladder cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
bladder cancer (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bladder cancer, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has bladder cancer on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 198 say bladder cancer is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 12
40s 10
50s 31
60s 78
70+ 106
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 20
60-69 years 18
70+ years 14

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 155
Female 89

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 168
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from bladder cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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