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 with bladder cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
6
Tried for
bladder cancer (6)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
bladder cancer (4)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
bladder cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
3
Tried for
bladder cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tecentriq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
bladder cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with bladder cancer, who reported starting treatments within 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 (5 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation frequent urination 5 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
bladder cancer (6)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
bladder cancer (4)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for bladder cancer (4 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue urinary burning pain
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
bladder cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for bladder cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
bladder cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tecentriq)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
bladder cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hangover effect in morning
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bladder cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bladder cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 11
40s 11
50s 32
60s 71
70+ 95
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 16
70+ years 14

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 146
Female 80

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 157
Not Diagnosed 6

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