How many people lose their lives to bladder cancer?
Bladder cancer, like all other cancers, is deadly, especially if left untreated for too long. Fortunately, bladder cancer has many symptoms that make it difficult for it to go unnoticed. Bladder cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States, meaning treatment for it is more readily available than for some other cancers. However, many people still lose their lives to this cancer every year.
The National Cancer Institute predicts that there will be over 70,000 new bladder cancer diagnoses in 2012 alone. Of these 70,000 cases, more than 14,500 are predicted to result in death, or approximately one in five.
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