Bladder Cancer Awareness is represented by the ribbon colors yellow (Marigold), blue and purple.
The month of May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.
Bladder cancer is the 5th most common cancer affecting approximately 535,000 people across the United States. Yearly, it's estimated that 70,000 new cases will be reported.
Statistics: Bladder Cancer
- The most common type of bladder cancer recapitulates the normal histology of the urothelium and is known as transitional cell carcinoma or more properly urothelial cell carcinoma. Five-year survival rates in the United States are around 77%.
- In the United States, bladder cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in men and the ninth most common cancer in women.
- Globally, in 2010, bladder cancer resulted in 170,000 deaths up from 114,000 in 1990.
- Bladder cancer is the 9th leading cause of cancer with 430,000 new cases and 165,000 deaths occurring in 2012.
- Bladder cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the UK (around 10,400 people were diagnosed with the disease in 2011), and it is the seventh most common cause of cancer death (around 5,200 people died in 2012).
Information from our Cancer: Types, Symptoms and Treatments section - (Full List).